KS1 Tour: Professor Astro Cat - Britten Sinfonia

KS1 Tour: Professor Astro Cat

29 – 20 May 2019

Repertoire includes excerpts from:

Eugene Novotney

A minute of News


Also Sprach Zarathrustra

William Bolcom

Soft Shoe for Eb Clarinet and Piano

John Adams

Short Ride in a Fast Machine


Ride of the Valkyries


Clair de lune

Enrique Crespo

Improvisation No 1 for solo trombone

Arthur Bliss

Furiant from Viola Sonata

Alice Gomez

Rain Dance


VI Motto Vivace from Six Bagatelles

John Williams

Star Wars Main Theme


2019 is the 50th anniversary year of the moon landing, and what better way to celebrate than by joining Professor Astro Cat to explore the mysteries of space?

Based on the popular children’s book¬†Professor Astro Cat: Frontiers of Space¬†by Dominic Walliman, children in rural areas of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will be introduced to some of our favourite orchestra masterpieces, alongside listening games, new songs, and a chance to compose their own music, and conduct Britten Sinfonia players. Presented by Ruth Rosales and five members of Britten Sinfonia, this concert is aimed at 4-9 year olds, and accompanying adults. The performance is 45 minutes long and includes opportunities for the audience to composer their own piece in response to the story, play percussion, conduct members of the orchestra, learn about the planets, input creative ideas and sing some participation songs.

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