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LSO Family Concert: Folksong & Fantasy

Suitable for 7—12 year-olds

LSO Family Concert Jan 2019

Experience the spectacle of a live symphony orchestra with your family and be captivated by traditional tunes and tales of yore.

Our music and stories hail from the sparkling skies and icy mountains of northern lands, including Catch the Wind/Veiða vind – a tale of elves and dragons by author Rakel Helmsdal, all the way from the Faroe Islands.

Fun and informative, the LSO’s family concerts are specially designed to entertain the whole family. Presented in a unique and engaging way, let us guide you through a themed programme, with some music you'll know and some you won't. And it’s not just sitting in silence either – we always offer the chance to get involved by playing and singing along, and you can get into the spirit of the concert with free activities and immersive workshops in the Barbican foyers beforehand.

The performance is expected to finish around 3.30pm

Concert supported by LSO Patrons

Foyer events presented in partnership with Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning

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Pre-concert family workshops

12–2.15pm, Barbican Foyers
Free family art and music workhops

Audience Participation Song

During this concert we'll be asking you sing along with the Orchestra in our specially written audience folksong! If you'd like to get in a bit of practice then you can download the music and listen to the audio files at the London Symphony Orchestra Website.


From 2pm
There is a free crèche available for younger siblings under the age of 7.
Places must be booked in advance by calling the Barbican Box Office on 020 7638 8891.

Barbican Hall