Including excerpts from:
STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra
JOHN ADAMS Short ride in a fast machine
BEETHOVEN Symphony No 5
HOLST ‘Jupiter’ from The Planets
(audience participation piece)
MESSIAEN Les offrandes oubliées
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 10
CHARLES IVES The Unanswered Question
JOHN WILLIAMS Flying Theme from ‘E.T.’
Elim Chan conductor *
London Symphony Orchestra
* Elim Chan's appearance with the LSO is generously supported by Reignwood
Part of the 2017/18 season
Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.
Devised and scripted by Gareth Davies
Voyager film directed and created by Victor Craven
Workshop start times: 12pm / 12.35pm / 1.10pm / 1.45pm
Some workshops have a limited capacity, so go to your favourite activity first or arrive a few minutes before the workshop start time so you have the best chance of getting in!
Fountain Room, Level G
Join professional musicians in these creative music workshops. Using a recording from the Cassini spacecraft each group will come up with textures and melodies. Bring your own instrument or try one of ours!
Stalls Lounge, Level -1
Warm your voices up ahead of the concert in these energetic singing workshops with Charles MacDougall. You’ll learn the participation song to help our hero, Kepler, get home, and launch into fun space songs and games!
Drop-in activities 12-2.15pm
Freestage, Level G
Join artists Shelly Wain and John Harmer for this space-themed shadow puppet workshop. Create your own intergalactic puppet to show off behind the shadow screen.
Interactive Music Stations
Foyers, Level -1
Explore sound and space in this interactive activity led by School of Noise. Investigate the science of sound and discover recordings from space!
Interstellar Desert Island Disks
Make your own golden record!
Workshops and activities run in partnership with Barbican Creative Learning and School of Noise.
LSO Discovery Family Concerts give families the opportunity to experience a world-class orchestra up-close, and learn more about the music we play.
Featuring excerpts from some of the most popular pieces in the repertoire, and often accompanied by a presenter to guide the audience through what you’ll be hearing, these concerts are the perfect way to introduce your children to the world of classical music.
They’re only an hour long and you’ll always have the chance to join in (no more sitting in silence!), whether during the concert itself or at the interactive workshops and masterclasses available throughout the foyers. You might even get the chance to meet the LSO musicians themselves!
This is a fun day out for all the family, and we make sure that everyone is looked after, has a great time and most of all enjoys the music!