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.