Family Concert: Voyager


Suitable for 7-12 year olds

Sun 8 Jul 2018 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Barbican Hall, London

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
CHARLES IVES The Unanswered Question
JOHN WILLIAMS Flying Theme from ‘E.T.’

Elim Chan conductor *
London Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: £15 £10 adults, £5 children

£3 online booking fee, £4 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

Part of the LSO Family Concerts multibuy - click here for more information on multibuys

 download unspecifiedDownload the concert programme (PDF)

* 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.

Kepler, an interstellar traveller, has beamed herself down to the Barbican Hall. Having found the Voyager space probe and its precious Golden Record, she looks through its contents and explores the great classical masterpieces and their impact on humankind.
Journey to the stars with your family and the London Symphony Orchestra in this space-themed family concert. Sing along with our stellar participation piece and help get Kepler home to her distant galaxy.


Devised and scripted by Gareth Davies
Voyager film directed and created by Victor Craven

Pre-Concert Activities


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

Drop-in activities 12-2.15pm

Shadow Puppets
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.

About Family Concerts

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!

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