Max the Brave: Family Picture Book Concert - Britten Sinfonia

Max the Brave: Family Picture Book Concert

Norwich Saffron Walden London
17 – 19 Feb 2017

Based on Ed Vere's award-winning children's book

Suitable for ages 3-7 and their families

Featuring music by Mussorgsky, Martinu, Ligeti and Gareth Farr


Ed Vere

live illustration

Hannah Conway


Michael Spenceley

movement director


Ed Vere’s vivid children’s book comes alive in this delightful piece of music theatre, with live music performed by Britten Sinfonia.

Max is a kitten, a brave and fearless kitten in search of a mouse. But in order to be a mouse-catcher, Max needs to know what a mouse is. Join author and illustrator Ed Vere and Britten Sinfonia as they take you on an exciting and unexpected musical journey: the ‘purr-fect’ way to introduce the young and their families to classical music.

Featuring dynamic choreographed performances and storytelling from the musicians of Britten Sinfonia, Max the Brave brings the world of Ed Vere’s beloved children’s picture book to life through music, live-illustration and audience interaction.

Suitable for ages 3–7

Repertoire performed;
Martinu Nonet (1st mov.)
Ligeti Six Bagatelles (1st mov)
Ligeti Solo Cello SonataCapriccio
Ligeti Sonata for solo viola
Gareth Farr Kambang Suling I & II
Saint-Saens The Elephant from Carnival of the Animals
Mussorgsky Gnomus from Pictures at an Exhibition

plus original songs by Hannah Conway

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