Sunday, 5 February 2012

CBSO Family Concert

Today we went to the CBSO Family Concert at Symphony Hall.

This was the first time that the boys had been to a live concert and although we were a little worried that they might struggle sitting still for two hours it went well.

The concert really was family friendly and was a great introduction to the orchestra for the boys.

The first half was very interactive and was hosted by Catherine Arlidge (a violinist with CBSO).  

Through a range of mystery pieces (theme from James Bond, Scooby-Doo, Pink Panther and Indiana Jones) and solo pieces from the Trumpet, Violin, Bassoon and drums, the orchestra was introduced.

The second half was the UK premiere of "The Composer is Dead" - Music by Nathaniel Stookey and text by Lemony Snicket.

The concert was a great success and the boys seemed to enjoy it.  It was a good first introduction to the instruments of the orchestra and going to a concert.

Philip's best bit was when the conductor was sent to sit on the naughty seat after he conducted Liberty Bell too fast then too slow!

Christopher hasn't yet told us what he enjoyed the most.

Looking forward to the next one

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