FUNharmonics Family Concert – The Sea at Royal Festival Hall (8 Nov; 11.30am)


A nautically-themed concert especially for children and their families.

Welcome aboard the HMS FUNharmonics as Cap’n Jarvis and his classical crew set sail from Portsmouth to Walton’s musical homage to Lord Nelson.

After 1001 nights at sea, we reach land to the sound of Rimsky-Korsakov’s beautiful musical setting of The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship, one of the many stories told by Princess Scheherazade in her bid to outwit the wicked Sultan. Gallantly, we dash to her rescue offering a new story set to music by Oscar-winning composer Dario Marianelli.

Sir Henry Wood’s British Sea Songs provide the perfect reminder of home and our nautical odyssey ends with a water-inspired classic film soundtrack from Pirates of the Caribbean.

In the Foyer Events throughout the morning, try your hand at playing an orchestral instrument in one of our Have-a-Go sessions, get your face painted or join our human orchestra in the foyers before and after the performance.

Sunday 8 November

Music includes:

William Walton: Overture, Portsmouth Point
Nicolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade – The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship
Dario Marianelli: New work
Traditional: /arr. Hugh Wood: Fantasia on British Sea Songs – excerpts
Hans Zimmer: Pirates of the Caribbean – main theme

Chris Jarvis: Presenter


Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX