LSO Discovery Family Concert: Trains, Planes and Automobiles
Suitable for 7- to 12-year-olds
Submit your very own Fast Machine
Paul Rissmann presenter
London Symphony Orchestra
Whizz around the globe with the London Symphony Orchestra and presenter Paul Rissmann to discover music that’s all about get-up-and-go. From John Adams’ futuristic Short Ride in a Fast Machine and the soaring sounds of 633 Squadron in full flight, to Mussorgsky’s Baba Yaga, the witch who skulks around in a hut on chicken legs (yes, really), come and find out if you have what it takes to keep up with the Orchestra…
The LSO Youth Choir will be on hand to sing rousing sea-shanties and guide us through the twists and turns of the London Underground in Paul Rissmann’s tube-themed audience participation song. Don’t forget your instrument!
***Submit your own Fast Machines!***
We're asking all kids out there to submit their own artwork inspired by John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine (which you can hear here) and be in with a chance of having their creations projected above the Orchestra during the concert!
The drawings should be in colour, landscape orientation and sent via email, as either jpeg or PDF files, to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 11 June.
Pre-concert workshops: 10.30am –1pm
Get those creative juices flowing ready for the afternoon’s performance in exciting workshops based on the concert theme. You will get the chance to compose music alongside members of the LSO, as well as making your own props to take into the concert.
Tickets: £5 per person (adults and children), open to Family Concert bookers only. Call the Box Office on 020 7638 8891.
Free foyer activities: 1.10–2.20pm
Arrive early for the Family Concert to join in our exciting pre-concert events and activities.
For families with younger siblings, a free crèche is available for children aged 6 months to 6 years.
Open to Family Concert bookers only, limited space. Call the Box Office on 020 7638 8891.
The sheet music for Paul Rissmann's London Underground-inspired new piece, Tubes, is now ready to download! Get practising now to make the most of the fun on the day.
For instrumentalists, there are parts in all the different keys: pick the one that fits your instrument. Violins, flutes, oboes and guitars should look at C, violas at alto clef, cellos and bassoons at bass clef, clarinets and trumpets at B-flat, french horns at F and alto saxophones at E-flat.
Singers should take a look at the sheet music below (Verses 1 and 2) to get acquainted with the lyrics.
Finally, don't forget to click the audio tab above for an orchestral backing track (instrumentalists) and to practise singing along. Enjoy!
Tickets: £5 under-16s, £10 adults