Monday, 17 August 2009

The 44th Season

We are delighted to announce the line up for our next season of Family Concerts - music to educate and entertain on a Saturday morning.

Sat 17 October 2009 11am
Peter and the Wolf
Conductor: Darrell Davison
Trombone: David Whitson
Narrator: To be Announced
Guildford Symphony Orchestra

A brilliant carnival of animals with a colourful aquarium and aviary, jolly elephants, wild bears, acrobatic seals, dancing hippopotami and the famous story of a small boy called Peter who manages to capture a very angry, dangerous wolf.

Sat 12 December 2009 11am
A Christmas Carol
Conductor: Darrell Davison
Organ: Ian Le Grice
Narrator: To be Announced
Croydon Symphony Orchestra
Young soloists from the Yehudi Menuhin School

A special musical version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is the highlight of this Christmas programme which features seasonal favourites such as Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, Anderson's Sleigh Ride with Santa Claus and Carols for the audience. The concert starts with Arnold's amusing Grand, Grand Overture which features three hoovers and a floor polisher as well as the finale from Aint-Saƫns' magnificent Organ Symphony.

Sat 6 February 2010 11am
The Snowman
Conductor: Darrell Davison
Violin: Valtie Nunn
Narrator: To be Announced
Epsom Symphony Orchestra

An exciting programme of The Elements with Holst's Spirits of the Earth, Falla's Ritual Fire Dance, Handel's Water Music and Britten's Wind Storm, Frost and Ice are represented in Vivaldi's Winter and Thunder and Lightning in Strauss' lively Polka. And of course the elements would not be complete without the popular story of the Snowman with its chart topping song We're Walking in the Air, sung by pupils from Downside Lodge and St. David's Schools.

Sat 27 March 2010 11am
The Time Travellers
Conductor: Darrell Davison
Narrator: To be Announced
The Classic Buskers
Croydon Symphony Orchestra

Travel through time with Dr. Who, Star Trek, Jurassic Park and the intrepid Classic Buskers who will take us on a whirlwind trip through time and place. The programme also includes an ancient Javanese temple dance and a musical trip on a space rocket.

All concerts are held at the Fairfield Halls, and run for 80 minutes. Tickets are Adults £9, Children £7.50, Family Prices: Adults £8 & Children £6 (For a family of 4 or more)

As usual we are running our popluar season ticket scheme, where you can buy and save up to 50%. For more information, please call the Fairfield Box Office on 0208 688 9291.