Children’s concert with London Philharmonic Orchestra @ Royal Festival Hall (8 May; 11.30)

Fasten your seat belts as the LPO join seven composers hit with the travel bug, in this special concert for children.

The performance starts with Short Ride in a Fast Machine by America’s most famous living composer. Dvorak made it to America in a steamboat, and his New World Symphony reflects both his Bohemian roots and the spiritual melodies of his new home, while Debussy’s music for Iberia creates a perfect audio snapshot of Spain.

We reach the climax of our musical journey with Oscar-winning composer, Dario Marianelli, and two magnificent film themes inspired by dangerous journeys bring the concert to a roaring close – Rozsa’s The Golden Voyage of Sinbad and Schifrin’s Mission Impossible.

In the Foyer Events throughout the morning, you can 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.

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