‘Band in a Van’
At Alina Orchestra we believe ‘Music is for everyone’ and as part of our dedication to the community, Alina has created ‘Band in a Van’. ‘Band in a Van’ is a small group of musicians taking music to the heart of communities, with interactive concerts that feature popular music and lots of audience participation.
Band in a Van is currently performing at libraries in Buckinghamshire and is generously supported by the Rothschild Foundation.
Read more about Band in a Van here
GCSE/ A-Level Syllabus Events
As news spreads of the orchestra, we are always happy to support communities in any way we can.
On 22 March, the orchestra was asked to perform a concert of GCSE Music Set Works at Stevenage Music Centre for local GCSE Students. We were delighted to be asked!
Hilary Davan Wetton and Alina not only provided a live performance of the music for students but also explained the music in detail, highlighted key moments and explained the history around the composition of the works.
Thanks for having us Stevenage Music Centre.
If you are interested in Alina performing set works for a music syllabus, contact Nick Cutts, Chief Executive, to discuss further.
Alina Orchestra and Arts for Health Milton Keynes present…
Music4Mindfulness is an inclusive 12-week online programme of support for anyone who wishes to improve their health and wellbeing through an introduction to classical music
The 12-week programme of videocasts will be streamed online. Videos will be made available every Friday at 10am starting from 30 April on the Arts for Health MK website.
We are grateful for the support of Magic Little Grants and The National Lottery Community which enabled this project to take place.
For more details, please visit https://artsforhealthmk.org.uk/Music-4-mindfulness
Has now finished. Thank you to everyone who took part and everyone who supported the project.
‘Unlocking Imagination was a free online wellbeing project created by Alina for the people of Milton Keynes which celebrated optimism, positivity and hopefulness at a time where people were feeling vulnerable, stressed, isolated, angry or frustrated as a result of the events of 2020.
Over the course of 2 workshops, we –
- Taught participants some dedicated wellbeing techniques to help them find their positive side and put the negative feelings of 2020 behind them.
- We also asked them to find their creative side and express yourself. We did this by recording a mindful piece of music – ‘Spiegel Im Spiegel’ by composer, Arvo Pärt; asking participants to watch/listen to the video and to return with their own creative responses to the video.
It was a fascinating project and one that all participants enjoyed, finding mindfulness and positivity as part of the process.
We created a final video containing the original video and all participant responses to the video. It is so inspiring!