Original Music by Colin Skinner
Script by Gareth Davies
Martin Yates conductor
Victor Craven director
London Symphony Orchestra
You must have heard the London Symphony Orchestra play the music in the Harry Potter films? Or Star Wars? Or maybe video games are more your thing? Battlefront II or Candy Crush Soda Saga? That’s us too ... but there’s so much more. So get up off your sofa, take off your headphones and let the LSO provide you with some really high quality audio in a brand new score by composer Colin Skinner.
Sit back and let the LSO take you on a journey through the different sections of the orchestra. There’ll be plenty of chance to interact, but be sure to look up from your phones and not get hacked – or it will be GAME OVER.
NB Got a smartphone or tablet? Bring it along to the concert – and yes, you can leave it switched on... #lsogameover
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 and an animation workshop – both running for an hour each.
Find out more about how music can effect the emotion and drama of a film in this workshop with Paul Griffiths. You'll be creating your own soundscapes for film clips alongside professional instrumentalists. You can even bring your own instrument, or choose from our selection of percussion.
Visual artist Reza Ben Gaja will help you create your own pixel animation using stop-motion techniques. You'll be making your own scene, and building props to include in your film, before starring in your very own animation!
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 in the foyers. There'll be plenty to choose from – you can try out an instrument, build your own electronic samples using Pyka Loop, go on a trail around the Barbican, experience the LSO in full 360° Virtual Reality as well as building your own soundtracks and pixel animations.
Tickets: Free entry, no need to book
Tickets: £5 under-18s; £10 adults
£3 online booking fee, £4 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees
Part of the 2015/16 season