A prestigious music venue is inviting young musicians to perform on its stage this winter.

As part of a fundraising event for encore, young musicians aged 10-25 are welcome to participate in an eight hour musical-marathon held at Brighton Dome on 17 Nov.

Talented youngsters will have free-reign of the stage and will be given the rare chance to perform in front of the Dome’s audience and display their talent. The scheduled slots will work like a musician relay, with each performance getting 5-10 minutes on stage before switching over to the following act.

But they’d better get in quick, as performer registration closes on Mon 17 Sept.

Bec Britain, project manager for Music Marathon, describes the event as “fast, furious and entertaining!”

“Our 8-hour marathon is made up of lots of performers each playing short slots back to back. The idea is that they are literally queuing up to perform and handing straight from one to the next. It should create a fast-paced, exciting and surprising musical mix.”

“We want this event to be accessible to musicians, singers and music producers and will welcome any genre, so performers can be solo or part of a group and acoustic or amplified (as long as they can plug into a basic backline and play with no sound check!).”

Encore is the fundraising network for BHMA musicians. The Dome and Brighton Festival partnered with BHMA in July 2017 to provide education, performance and touring opportunities to young artists in Brighton. BIMM Brighton and the Pebble Trust are sponsoring the event and Brighton Dome’s music project, SPECTRUM, which supports local music will have musicians who have performed at previous SPECTRUM concerts returning to taking part in the marathon.

The Music Marathon funds will provide support for:

  • The Hardship Fund for young musicians who could not otherwise afford to be involved in music making and lessons. This includes attending orchestras, ensembles and going on tour.
  • Orchestra 360, an inclusive ensemble with specialist teaching, adapted instruments and performance opportunities
  • Master-Classesoffering talented young musicians individual tuition that could make all the difference to their future career.
  • Specialist instrumentspurchase and maintained for all BHMA ensembles
  • SPECTRUM music events, nurturing local music talent and providing affordable concerts in a professional setting
  • Bespoke creative learning projects working with young musicians

Music Marathon is on Sat 17 Nov, 10am-6pm at Brighton Dome Foyer

If you want to register to perform, find out more or get involved, go to brightondome.org/musicmarathon

To read more about Music Marathon, Bec Britain’s full interview can be read at brightondome.org/news_blog/music_marathon