Sunday, 24 March 2019

Orchestra is joining ‘good vs evil’ battle

Orchestra is joining ‘good vs evil’ battle

EIGHT out of 10 children say they would like to learn how to play a musical instrument, according to research commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO).

An RPO spokesman said: “For children under 10 years old, an interest in classical music was based on having the opportunity to experience an orchestral performance. In light of this research, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to return to the Hexagon in Reading to serve up another action-packed interactive concert experience for all the family, providing the ideal introduction for children to the world of classical music.”

Tomorrow (Saturday) at 11.30am, the orchestra will be performing “Noisy Kids: Heroes and Villains” — with valiant young audience members being called upon to join popular heroes from Star Wars and Jurassic Park in the eternal battle of good against evil.

The programme will include music from well-loved classics such as Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man. Plus there’s a chance for young and old to show off their superpowers as Tim Steiner brings everyone together to create a very special piece of music.

Then at 7.30pm at the same venue, the RPO presents “Jennifer Pike performs Mozart” conducted by Anu Tali.

Preceded by a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm in the Hexagon auditorium, the acclaimed violinist Jennifer Pike will play Mozart’s exquisite and intimate Third Violin Concerto. The concert programme opens with Sibelius’s Karelia Suite and concludes with Dvorak’s Symphony No 8.

For more information and to book tickets, call 0118 960 6060 or visit

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