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Prince Ivan tiptoes through the dark and gloomy garden of evil King Kastchei… It is filled with statues, creatures that were once living but now have been turned to stone by the King’s wicked spells. But what’s that spark of bright flame? Could it be the magical Firebird?
Join us at the Royal Festival Hall for our Key Stage 2 BrightSparks concert, where presenter Rachel Leach and the London Philharmonic Orchestra will join forces to guide pupils through the Slavic folk tale ‘The Firebird’ and excerpts from Igor Stravinsky’s dazzling masterpiece. Over 100 years after the piece was first performed in Paris, The Firebird suite is still one of our most exciting and forward-thinking ballet scores, weaving a tale of good versus evil that will captivate audiences and provide an unforgettable live concert experience for Key Stage 2 children.
Conducted by Michael Seal, the concert also includes a participation song and opportunities for audience engagement throughout.
A free INSET session for attending teachers will take place on Wednesday 22 March (Royal Festival Hall, 16.30-18.30) for teachers who book for the concert, offering ways into the music, classroom activities, and tips on teaching the audience participation song.
Tickets for this event are now sold out.
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Wed 24 May 2023, 10.45am
Wed 24 May 2023, 12.30pm
Royal Festival Hall
For many children this was their first experience of a classical concert of this quality and they loved every moment.
Teacher, Key Stage 2 BrightSparks 2021
BrightSparks is generously funded by the Rothschild Foundation with additional support from the Candide Trust, Dunard Fund, Rivers Foundation, The R K Charitable Trust, Mr & Mrs Philip Kan, Gill and Julian Simmonds.