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Mr Big in children’s concert
Published 24/03/14



THE story of Mr Big, the lonely gorilla whose scary appearance puts off potential friends, is brought to life by the Britten Sinfonia at the Hexagon in this year’s family concert.

The interactive performance will feature live illustrations on stage from Ed Vere, which are projected on to a large screen behind the orchestra.

The repertoire will include Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, music by Benjamin Britten and Piazolla, as well as family favourites and sing-along songs inspired by Mr Big himself.

The Hexagon will also provide children with the opportunity to join musicians in the foyers from 2pm for a range of musical activities.

Children can try out instruments provided by Hickies, enjoy a performance by Reading TheatreTrain, make their own instruments and browse the displays of local music and theatre groups.


Britten Sinfonia breaks the mould by not having a principal conductor or director, instead choosing to collaborate with a range of the finest international guest artists from across the musical spectrum.

Founded in 1992, the orchestra is inspired by the ethos of Benjamin Britten through world-class performances, illuminating and distinctive programmes where old meets new, and a deep commitment to bringing outstanding music to both the world’s finest concert halls and the local community. Britten Sinfonia is a BBC Radio 3 broadcast partner and regularly records for Harmonia Mundi and Hyperion.

Ed Vere studied fine art at Camberwell College of Art and has been writing and illustrating children’s books since 1999. He is published in both England and the US. Ed is also a painter, working from his studio in East London and is represented by galleries in London and Los Angeles.

• The concert takes place on Saturday, April 5 at 4pm at the Hexagon in Reading. Tickets are 9.70 for adults, 7.70 for children and a family ticket is 27.80, available from the box office on 0118 960 6060 or online at www.readingarts.com

Internationally renowned for creating and directing bespoke educational projects and performances Hannah’s flair for improvisation and education work has led to engagements with some of the world’s leading opera houses, chamber ensembles and orchestras. Her versatility as a composer, musical director and presenter has enabled her to carve out a unique path of work, ranging from intimate, small-scale devised works (Reich Project, London Symphony Orchestra) to opera-films, Floria (Royal Opera House) broadcast to thousands across the UK on outdoor screens, to conducting multi-layered spectacles involving hundreds of young people and professional musicians at the O2 Arena and Southbank Centre, London.

Full details of Classical Music Alive in Reading 2013-2014 are available online at www.readingarts.com or call the Box Office on 0118 960 6060 for a free brochure.

PUBLISHED 24/03/14



 
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