The Song of the Sea That Was

A Grassington Festival family event

  • Mon, 22 Jun 2015, 6:00 pm

Field Marquee, Grassington

Leopold Mozart Toy Symphony
Tom Lydon The Song of the Sea That Was (first performance)
Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf

Kathryn Pogson narrator
Polly McMillan percussion

Skipton Building Society Camerata
Ben Crick conductor

A concert aimed at families and children aged 4 to 11 and presents a fabulous opportunity for children to experience the wonder of classical music.

The concert will open with a little symphony by Leopold Mozart (Wolfgang’s dad) written for an orchestra with solos for rattle, toy drum and whistle.

At the core of the concert is the world premiere of Tom Lydon's The Song of the Sea that Was, a work for orchestra and solo lithophone. The lithophone is a percussion instrument made out of rock and, for this occasion, has been specially made from limestone quarried in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Think Flintstones without the 'yabadabadoo'!

The crowning piece is Prokofiev’s much loved masterpiece Peter and the Wolf about a brave young boy, a moaning grandad and an enormous wolf, brought to life by narrator Kathryn Pogson and the talented instrumentalists of Skipton Camerata.

Part of the Grassington Festival 2015

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