Lowry's Open Day
On the 11th August 2018, the LeVii Academy had the pleasure in being able to take part in the Lowry's Open Day playing a selection of classical, pop and jazz pieces to a public of over 10,000 people throughout the day.
Those who came were treated to an 'access all areas' visit, being able to visit the venue's backstage, museum, and surroundings. On top of that, there were opportunities to take part in debates, dance classes, decoration, paper puppetry, and even stand-up comedy improvisation.
While the string and woodwind tutors entertained the crowds in the foyer, playing first as a quartet, then as a duo and trio in several different combinations of instruments, our pianists braved the wind to play outside and managed, in spite of the weather, to put a smile on the faces of some enthusiastic listeners, notably with a selection of hits from the second ABBA film soundtrack!
Earlier in the morning, viola tutor, as well as managing director and founder of the academy, Connie Wan spoke to BBC Radio Manchester's Phil Trow about the academy's vision and what courses are on offer."[The LeVii Academy]...is all about musical education and international cultural exchange", said Wan. She then went on to play a beautiful rendition of the famous English folk tune 'Greensleeves', arranged for violin and viola with fellow colleague, and violin tutor at the academy, Irine Røsnes.
The day was a great success and lots of fun for everyone that took part. As always the LeVii academy loves supporting local cultural venues and meeting a new public. Our doors are open to students of all ages and abilities, so get in touch if you've been inspired whilst listening to our talented tutors at this event.