OAE TOTS: The Apple Tree
Thursday 30th January, 11am – 11.45am
A special early years music live broadcast live from Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) will perform ‘The Apple Tree’, featuring soprano Kirsty Hopkins. The 45 minute long performance will be a fabulous opportunity to introduce young children to the world of orchestral music, from the comfort of your home, early years setting or classroom.

A friendly old apple tree and the source of a tasty, juicy snack! But a month later, the tree is bare. Icicles suddenly appear, followed by leaves, then blossom, and then birds and bees. But will there ever be any more juicy apples to eat?

Children will learn about the changing seasons through a mixture of Baroque and folk music, and meet the magnificent instruments of the orchestra. This concert is designed for two to five year olds and has received rave reviews from families – you will be watching it online with hundreds of other children, teachers and families across the country.

With lots of opportunities for singing, signing and joining in, this will be a lively and interactive event, designed to be accessible to all.

We have created a free accompanying Resource Pack filled with fun supporting musical activities linked to the EYFS curriculum for you to try out, see www.connectresound.live/resources for more details.

Our broadcasts are delivered via YouTube so test out one of our past broadcasts in advance to be sure that there are no settings on your system which prevent access. If you need any assistance, please contact us at info@nymaz.org.uk.

The performance is a co-production by Orchestras Live, NYMAZ and Durham and Darlington Music Education Hub.

We would like to thank the following funders for their support for this performance and Live Broadcast:

The Foyle Foundation
Youth Music
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Arts Council England
Music For All
The Mayfield Valley Arts Trust AHT Enterprise Fund