Join Jill as she leads an army of recorder players on the adventure of their lives. The recorder has been neglected for far too long and now it’s time to fight back..!
Recorder Revolution® is an interactive concert extravaganza where children get the opportunity to perform with Jill in Out of Time by Alan Simmons, a specially commissioned piece for Jill and between 10 and 1000 young players of varying abilities!
Hear the recorder as you’ve never heard it before in a programme spanning 5 centuries as Jill uses a multitude of different recorders and techniques to create a dazzling array of sounds.
Praise for Recorder Revolution®:
“Jill Kemp has worked with us in Stoke-on-Trent three times for our annual schools Grand Recorder Festival at the Victoria Hall in Hanley. It is extremely important and rewarding for pupils to work alongside professional soloists in order for our young people to have someone and something to aspire to, and Jill fits the bill perfectly! Jill's input has very much raised the standard of recorder playing in our schools. A superb ambassador for recorder playing among young people.”
Tony O’Rourke – Director of Stoke-on-Trent Grand Recorder Festival
“Out of Time is a challenging, exciting piece of music, full of splendid themes and with many parts aimed at different levels of playing ability so that all children, no matter what standard, could take part and enjoy. Not only myself but all the children from Salford Music and Performing Arts Service thoroughly enjoyed working with Jill Kemp and gained a lot from working with her and listening to her stunning performance.”
Michelle Uttley - Woodwind teacher for Salford MAPAS
Some quotes from the teachers in Stoke-on-Trent schools:
“Absolutely brilliant; made the day worthwhile. ”
“Excellent. Thoroughly enjoyable. I particularly liked the way she played to the 'whole' audience - pupils and parents. ”
“The children were amazed at Jill's talent and tried to emulate her performance back in school. ”
“Jill Kemp was a fabulous choice of soloist. Her manner when working with the students was excellent”
And from the students…
“Out of Time is definitely one of the best, if not the best tune I have ever played. Excellent – I really enjoyed it!”
“A brilliant experience!”
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