Ensemble 360 & Polly Ives

The Stables, Milton Keynes
Thursday 17 March 2022, 1.00pm

Tickets: £7.50

Past Event

Schools/Family concert for ages 5 to 7/Key Stage 1 (Concert last approximately 50 minutes)

Join our quintet of musicians from Ensemble 360 and narrator Polly Ives for a children’s concert packed full of highly engaging live classical music, vivid story-telling, bright illustrations from the book and lots of audience participation.

Adapted from the popular picture book by Pip Jones and presented with Sara Ogilvie’s beautiful illustrations, this brilliant’s children’s story is brought to life in music and, for the first time, animation.

Izzy Gizmo is the story of a young inventor – and her long-suffering grandfather –whose magnificent inventions often malfunction. This participatory piece is full of memorable tunes and innovative instrumentation, with the musicians doubling on pots, pans, whistles and household items to recreate Izzy’s mechanical marvels and mischievous spirit.

Before the concert, why not buy the book, download the free participation pack and the Learn the Songs YouTube video from www.musicintheround.co.uk.

Learn the songs and download the free teachers pack before the concert at www.musicintheround. co.uk. The comprehensive cross-curricular digital resources covering music, literacy, numeracy – and, in the spirit of Izzy the intrepid inventor – an exploration of the creativity of STEM suitable for all.

Key Stage 1 Inset/CPD Session
Thursday 27 Jan 4.40-6.00pm at 
The Stables

Free for all teachers and practitioners bringing groups to the performance.

Contact education@stables.org for more information and to book a place

The session provides training, audio and visual resources, and practical support in how to incorporate the story and music into your school’s curriculum.

You’ll learn the songs (no singing experience required!), explore cross-curricular activities, develop your skills and confidence in making music and using music in general to support children’s development across the EYFS and National Curriculum. Led by Polly Ives (narrator/presenter for the Izzy Gizmo performance and early years music workshop leader and trainer). Teachers will receive a copy of the book and in-depth resources to take and use straight away in their sessions.

“Meets all the requirements of the NC with expert support and give your children the chance to hear and watch amazing musicians perform.” EY Music Curriculum Leader