The majority of Pied Piper's activities culminate in a performance, however these are usually on a small scale for parents, siblings and friends of participants. Our first public performance by participants to a paying audience took place in November 2007 as part of our 10th Birthday Celebrations.
Earlier in 2007 a group of young people who had met through Pied Piper's jazz and improvisation workshops formed a jazz sextet called Endless. We were keen to support this group, and offered them the opportunity to work with saxophonist Jan Kopinski to develop their ensemble skills prior to a performance at The Shed. This performance was an opportunity for Pied Piper to introduce its work and achievements to a new audience as well as giving some of talented participants an unique performance platform.
Endless performing with Jan Kopinski at The Shed, November 2007
In addition to our performances which Pied Piper and The Shed promote, we are increasingly providing other local promoters with artists and activities as part of their public programme of events.
In 2010 Pied Piper is supporting both The Ryedale Festival and The Malton Literature Festival providing musicians to deliver specialist sessions for families within their programmes.
These public performance opportunities provide Pied Piper with a valuable opportunity to raise its profile with new audiences, as well as enabling local promoters to benefit from musicians with specialist skills and activities which Pied Piper have developed - e.g. Musical Storytimes.
Details of all our forthcoming performances and workshops can be found on our home page, or to find out more about working with Pied Piper on a public event or as part of a festival please email or call 01653 669410.