Barbican Concerts

LSO Discovery Family Concert: Sound Detectives

Suitable for 7- to 12-year-olds

Sat 28 May 2011 2.30pm - Barbican Hall, London


Magnifying glass and music

Magnifying glass and music

Join in with the LSO in a musical fun-filled afternoon for families with children aged 7 to 12.

Programme includes: 

BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No 5
STRAVINSKY Greeting Prelude
HOLST St Paul's Suite (4th mvt)
PROKOFIEV 'Midnight' from Cinderella Suite No 1
BIZET Carmen Suite (excerpts)
ARNOLD Carnival of the Animals (excerpts)
PAUL RISSMANN The Meerkat Tango (audience participation piece)

Paul Rissmann presenter
Clemens Schuldt conductor
London Symphony Orchestra

Join presenter Paul Rissmann and the London Symphony Orchestra to uncover hidden tunes, spot instruments in disguise and decipher musical clues. The concert will include a secret tune concealed by Stravinsky, a guessing game in Brahms’ Hungarian Dance, a mystery fairytale by Prokofiev and even some undercover animals to identify. 'Sound Detectives' will give you the chance to investigate the evidence and help solve some musical mysteries!

Audience Participation
The Audience Particpation Piece for this concert is The Meerkat Tango by Paul Rissmann. Bring along your instruments and join in with the LSO! You can download the words and music below to practice at home.

> Click here to listen to The Meerkat Tango
Listen out for instructions to know when to play!

Pre-concert workshops and events - please click on More Info below.

Tickets: £4 under-16s; £8 adults

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Concert ends approx 3.30pm

Pre-concert workshops
10am –12.30pm
Get those creative juices flowing ready for the afternoon’s performance in exciting workshops based on the Family Concert 'Sound Detectives'. You will get the chance to compose music alongside members of the LSO, as well as making your own props to take 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
Arrive early for the Family Concert to join in our exciting pre-concert events and activities.

For families with younger siblings, a free crèche is available for children aged 6 months to 6 years.
Open to Family Concert bookers only. Limited space - please call the Box Office on 020 7638 8891 to reserve a place.

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