Cellos in the Amazon: How Music Changed Lives - A conversation with BBC producer Mark Rickards
Start: May 26, 2015 06:30 PM
End: May 26, 2015 07:30 PM
Location: UCL, Wilkins Building, Haldane Room, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
BBC Senior Producer Mark Rickards explores how a radio programme he made changed the lives of young aspiring musicians in the Brazilian Amazon. The stories of those struggling to make music against all the odds in the rainforest touched an audience worldwide, with extraordinary consequences.
One listener felt so compelled to help that she organized a delivery of instruments to Brazil, an extraordinary total of 800 cellos and violins being sent to the city of Belem.
Join Mark Rickards to hear the inspiring stories of those determined to play music in the most difficult of conditions. We will have the rare opportunity to listen also to one of these virtuosos. A wine reception will follow.