LSO Discovery Family Concert: Dogs Don't Do Ballet
Suitable for 7- to 12-year-olds
Dogs don't do ballet. Or do they?
Once a term, the LSO presents a Family Concert in the Barbican Hall, featuring the full London Symphony Orchestra. Presented by our award-winning animateur and children's composer Rachel Leach this concert is based on Anna Kemp's hit 2010 book Dogs Don't Do Ballet, and offers the chance for your children to get involved by bringing along their instrument or singing along with the audience participation piece.
TCHAIKOVSKY Extracts from Swan Lake Suite
RACHEL LEACH Cheer Up! (audience participation piece)*
TCHAIKOVSKY Extracts from The Nutcracker Suite No 1
ELGAR Extracts from Enigma Variations
RACHEL LEACH Dogs Don't Do Ballet!
HÉROLD ARR LANCHBERYClog Dance from La Fille mal Gardee
DELIBES Waltz from Coppélia
RACHEL LEACH Biff!
Timothy Redmond conductor
Rachel Leach presenter
London Symphony Orchestra
* Sheet music at the bottom of this page
Tickets: £5 under-18s; £10 adults
£3 online booking fee, £4 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees
10.30am–1pm, main foyers
Bark and dance your way through music and theatre workshops inspired by our hero Biff, run by LSO musicians and children’s specialists.
Tickets £5 per person
FREE FOYER ACTIVITIES
1.10–2.10pm, main foyers
Arrive early to join in with fun warm-up activities including meeting LSO musicians and practising the participation piece. Plus meet author Anna Kemp and get your books signed!
from 2pm, Fountain Room
Enjoy the pre-concert activities with your whole family then make use of our free crèche for under-7s during the hour-long concert.
Pre-concert workshop and crèche open to concert bookers only, advance booking essential – call the Box Office on 020 7638 8891
Cheer Up! Audience Participation Piece
The sheet music for Rachel Leach's composition 'Cheer Up!' is now ready to download - and you can listen to it using the audio tab above. Get practising now to make the most of the fun on the day.
Instrumentalists: there are parts in all the different keys - pick the one that fits your instrument. Violins, flutes, oboes and guitars should look at C, clarinets and trumpets at B-flat, french horns at F, alto saxophones at E-flat, and cellos and basses at bass clef.
Singers: take a moment to click the audio tab above, listen to the tune, then have a go at singing along using the lyrics in the voice part.