Programme to include music from:
WALTON ARR PALMER Henry V
MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night's Dream
PROKOFIEV Romeo & Juliet – Suite
SIBELIUS The Tempest
SHOSTAKOVICH Hamlet – Suite
Timothy Redmond conductor
Aileen Gonsalves director
London Symphony Orchestra
Tickets: £5 under-18s; £10 adults
£3 online booking fee, £4 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees
‘If music be the food of love, play on ...’
Shakespeare needs the help of Puck and the Orchestra to get over his writer’s block! The LSO presents a Family Concert in the Barbican Hall based on the great British Bard, 400 years after his death. With music inspired by Shakespeare's plays, performed by the full London Symphony Orchestra and accompanied by a cast of actors, expect love, war, laughter and magic.
Love reading? Writing? Music? Then this concert is for you!
This concert is linked to the Orchestra's wider 'Shakespeare 400' series
10.30am–12.45pm, main foyers
Get into the spirit for the afternoon performance with morning workshops themed around the concert. Families are invited to take part in a music workshop and a drama workshop – both run for one hour each.
Join Rachel Leach and musicians in this interactive workshop exploring music from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. Bring your own instrument or use ours – we’ll have plenty of percussion for you to choose from.
Join professional actors in this fun session discovering some of Shakespeare’s characters and plays!
Tickets: £7 adults, £5 under-18s, open to Family Concert ticket holders only, advance booking essential – call the Box Office on 020 7638 8891
Free foyer activities
1.10–2.20pm, main foyers
Arrive early to join in with exciting free activities – there are lots of options to choose from: re-create the sounds of the Storm from The Tempest using body percussion; make your own Elizabethan ruff, quill and Tempest ship; take part with an energetic singing workshop; and try your hand at some simple stage-combat moves!
Tickets: Free entry, no need to book