Come and play

19th May 2006 at 01:00
Glasgow City Halls offer a range of new "join us" learning and participatory courses. Scrapers Tooters on May 20 and 21 is an opportunity for amateur orchestral musicians to get together for a relaxed weekend of music-making.

Participants rehearse as part of a full orchestra with professional conductor Jason Lai and receive sectional coaching from Scottish Chamber Orchestra musicians. Some experience is required but previous knowledge of the music is not.

Early booking is advisable. Call Lucy Perry on 0131 478 8353 or email lucy.perry@sco.org.uk

Other participatory events include Music for Early Ears for parentscarers and young children; The Gate Crashers, a percussion group for young people looking at styles and instruments from around the world; World Rhythms, a chance to perform a variety of world percussion music with other families; Mini Music Makers with NYCOS, for babies and toddlers and ages three to five, a fun session of songs, games and simple rhymes; Celtic Connections, traditional instruments for beginners - sessions on bodhran, fiddle, tin whistle, mandolin and clarsach, led by expert tutors; The Merchant Voices, a new community choir open to all adults; Optimusic Fun, explore the halls'

Optimusic sound and light beam installation through songs, games and story-telling.

tel 0141 353 8000 www.grch.com

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