If an opera is like a great film, then an overture is its trailer. In just a few minutes, they set the mood and give a hint of what's to come, not to mention requiring a composer to use an incredible array of musical tricks in the process.
In this family concert, go on a time-travelling adventure as we meet heroes, step into all kinds of stories and discover the many characters of the orchestra. There to guide you are 33 musicians, each eager to share the secrets of classical music.
Any questions? After the concert, say hello to the players, try out their instruments and ask away.
This concert is ideal for children aged 5 – 11, but parents and grandparents have just as much fun.
Southbank Sinfonia Holly Mathiesonconductor
Beethoven: Overture, The Creatures of Prometheus Mendelssohn: Overture, The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) Mozart: Overture, The Marriage of Figaro Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Ojai Festival Overture