LSO Discovery Family Concert: Fantastic Folk

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Suitable for 7- to 12-year-olds

Sun 7 Nov 2021 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Barbican Hall, London

Brahms Hungarian Dance No 5
Copland Buckaroo Holiday from ‘Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo’
Lucy Hollins Song Backwards The
Mussorgsky arr Ravel Baba Yaga from ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’
Grieg Extracts from ‘Peer Gynt’
Humperdinck Extract from Overture: Hansel and Gretel
Vaughan Williams arr Greaves Extract from ‘Fantasia on Greensleeves’
Bartók Joc cu bâta from ‘Romanian Folk Dances’
Smetana Vltava from ‘Má vlast’
Lucy Hollins The Hungry Yeti
Copland Hoe Down from ‘Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo’

Jonathan Bloxham conductor
Lucy Hollins
London Symphony Orchestra


Tickets: £16 £12 £10

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


Young people:
£5 for under-18s
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Barbican Access members:
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On sale dates

Priority Booking
From Friday 25 June 10am: LSO Patrons, LSO Pioneers & LSO Ambassador Friends
From Monday 28 June 10am: all LSO Friends (Ambassador, Benefactor, Associate & Supporter levels)

Public Booking
From Tuesday 6 July 10am


Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.

Experience the spectacle of a live symphony orchestra as the LSO and presenter Lucy Hollins explores the roots and origins of folk music. Immerse yourself in the rhythms and melodies of folk music and learn how composers, like Bartok, used these tunes as the basis for their music.

Your Visit
Following the relaxation of Government restrictions, we encourage audience members to bring and wear a face covering, unless you are exempt. Click here for the latest infomation on the measures that are being taken for the safety and comfort of visitors to the Barbican Centre.

Socially distanced seating will be available to book in the balcony of the hall for this concert.

Distanced Seating

Audience members who would prefer to sit in a socially distanced environment can choose to book seats in the side block of the Balcony, low-number side only for this concert.

Available seats will be spaced 1 metre apart, and are indicated by an information flag when making your selection during the booking process. Those booking two or more adjacent seats are welcome to move together to sit as one group on the evening of the concert. All audience members are encouraged to wear a face covering unless exempt.

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

The Barbican Centre is fully accessible. Please visit this page for full details or contact us at [email protected] at any point ahead of your visit to let us know how we can support you.


Foyer Activities

Pre-concert singing workshops

12.15–2.15pm, Barbican Foyers

Please note that as we come out of the pandemic, we are offering a reduced number of pre-concert workshop activities for the safety of all audience members, artists and staff.

Fountain Room, Level G
Start times: 12.15pm / 1.00pm / 1.45pm

Warm up your voices ahead of the concert in these energetic singing workshops to learn the participation song, ‘The Hungry Yeti’ with Suzzie Vango.

These timed workshops have a strict limited capacity and places must be pre-booked.

Book for 12.15pm
Book for 1pm
Book for 1.45pm

You can download the music and lyrics from this page if you’d like a sneak peek beforehand. You can also listen to ‘The Hungry Yeti’ here:

The Hungry Yeti with lyrics
The Hungry Yeti piano only
Download piano score here

Instrument cases

Please note there is no instrumental participation in the concert. During the concert we'll be asking you to sing along with the Orchestra in our specially written audience song, ‘The Hungry Yeti’!

Enhanced security and bag measures are in place, so all instrument cases and large bags must be left in the cloakroom. Please leave plenty of time to visit the cloakroom before the concert begins. Thank you for your cooperation.


From 2pm

There is a free crèche available for younger siblings under the age of 7. Places must be booked in advance by calling the Barbican Box Office on 020 7638 8891.