Barbican Concerts

LSO Discovery Family Concert: Arabian Nights - The Ultimate Storyteller

Suitable for 7- to 12-year-olds

Sun 16 Feb 2014 2.30pm - Barbican Hall, London


Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights

Princess Scheherazade

Princess Scheherazade

Presenter Rachel Leach

Presenter Rachel Leach

RACHEL LEACH Mr Cheadle's Menagerie (audience participation)

Alexandre Bloch conductor
Rachel Leach presenter
London Symphony Orchestra

Join us on an exotic journey into the heart of the Arabian nights and meet the greatest storyteller of them all - Princess Scheherazade. Discover how this beautiful royal stayed alive and awake for 1001 nights and kept the evil Sultan enthralled with tales of Sinbad and his ship, a prince turned beggar, a wonderful love story and the amazing Baghdad Festival. Featuring the luscious music of Rimsky-Korsakov.

Pre-concert workshops: 10.30am –1pm
Get those creative juices flowing in these themed workshops. You’ll get the chance to compose your own music and make exotic props to bring into the concert.

Tickets: £5 per person (adults and children)
Open to Family Concert bookers only. Please call the Box Office on 020 7638 8891 to book.

Free foyer activities: 1.10–2.20pm
Arrive early to join in with fun activities:
- An interactive storytelling session with Rachel Rose Reid
- Singing workshop with Lucy Griffiths
- Participation Piece rehearsal
Click on the More Info tab above for full info on these sessions

Crèche: 2–4pm
For children under seven, be sure to book a place at the free crèche – designed to occupy younger siblings while the main concert takes place.
Open to Family Concert bookers only. 
Limited space - please call the Box Office on 020 7638 8891 to reserve a place.

Audience Participation: Mr Cheadle's Menagerie
Download the vocal and instrumental parts for the audience participation piece below, and click on the Audio & Video tab above to listen to the song.

Tickets: £5 under-16s, £10 adults

£3 online booking fee, £4 telephone booking fee per transaction - 
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Free foyer activities: 1.10–2.20pm
Arrive early to join in with fun activities

An interactive storytelling session with Rachel Rose Reid
Travel back beyond a thousand years to join Scheherazade in Persia. What story shall we tell with her? Princesses or sailors, Sultans and shipwrecks. There and back in twenty minutes!

Singing workshop with Lucy Griffiths
Get your voices warmed up for the concert with some fun vocal activities and songs. Have a go at the audience participation song and see if you can sing louder than the orchestra! (please download the participation song on the Overview tab)

Participation Piece rehearsal
Whistling winds, bellowing brass or strapping strings can all have a practice at the participation piece with LSO musicians ready for the performance in the concert.

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