This conversation delves into the incredible power of music to support the flourishing of young people in social and educational settings.
Hattie Rayfield and Emily Husband of the London Chamber Orchestra introduces the LCO’s Music Junction programme, which works with children and young people from a wide range of backgrounds to provide them with opportunities to develop artistic and social skills through shared music making. Dr Maria Turri co-directs the university’s MSc Creative Arts and Mental Health and collaborates with LCO. Kerstin-Gertrud Kärblane joins the panel to discuss her work with Music Junction as a mental health practitioner through Queen Mary’s MSc in Creative Arts and Mental Health. Professor Paul Heritage of Queen Mary’s People’s Palace Projectswill speak on his collaborations with María Claudia Parias Durán, Director of the Fundación Nacional Batuta in Colombia, who make music with 40,000 young people each year - many of them displaced by the civil war. Director of Music Paul Edlin (QMUL), who has created an online space for student musicians at Queen Mary to share their experiences and music throughout lockdown, chairs the panel.
With the power of music as a catalyst for conversations today and in the future, the evening will close with short film about the work of LCO Music Junction.
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