Saturday 31 October,10:00 am
Online Concert: The Three Little Pigs
Music: Paul Patterson
Words: Roald Dahl
Polly Ives narrator
London Mozart Players
‘The little pig began to pray, but Wolfie blew his house away!’. Roald Dahl is at his subversive best in this gruesomely funny re-telling of favourite children’s tale The Three Little Pigs. Hilarious happenings follow the little piggies as they build their houses, with some outrageously comic twists to the familiar story. Paul Patterson’s sprightly score brings the whole thing to life, with plenty of musical allusions to keep the grown-ups entertained too! Polly Ives is our brilliant narrator who’ll deliver the necessary huffing and puffing. A perfect way to kick off your kids’ Hallowe’en weekend.
Be at the Filming!
We will be filming this concert and Little Red Riding Hood on Sunday 13th September in the Great Conservatory at Syon Park. If you’d like to be in the audience for the filming (Covid-19 restrictions will be in place) then do come along. Just pay the entrance fee and make your way to the Great Conservatory in time for 12pm for Little Red Riding Hood and 3:30pm for Three Little Pigs (no extra charge for the concerts). Syon Park Ticket and location information can be found here: www.syonpark.co.uk/
You can buy an individual ticket for this concert at £5 (€6/$7), or purchase as part of our 8-concert ‘Season Pass’ for £60 (€72/$80). A Season Pass includes extra content such as interviews and behind-the-scenes films, plus free concert programmes.
About Classical Club
Classical Club is a brand-new series of eight classical music concerts, in partnership with Scala Radio.
Narrator: Polly Ives
Polly enjoys a varied career as a concert presenter and narrator, workshop leader, trainer, teacher and cellist. As a children’s concert presenter, Polly performs regularly with Music in the Round and the London Philharmonic Orchestra and has worked with CBeebies, London Mozart Players and Royal Opera House among others. Polly is founder and director of Concerteenies, a live music series for babies, toddlers and their grown-ups in Sheffield and Derbyshire, at Greystones Backroom, Yellow Arch Studios, Music in the Round at the Crucible Theatre and in Castleton.
Polly is a highly experienced children’s workshop leader, with a focus on music supporting speech and language for children at elevated risk of delay. She has taught the cello and piano for many years and has coached with Sheffield Music Hub, Sheffield Music School, City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra and the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain and is Chair of Sheffield Young Singers.
Venue: The Great Conservatory, Syon Park
Syon House is the spectacular London home of the Duke of Northumberland. The house was built in the sixteenth century on the site of the Medieval Syon Abbey, and came to the family of the present owners in 1594. The exceptionally beautiful Great Conservatory, designed by Charles Fowler in the 1820s and completed in 1827, which stands in the grounds of Syon Park, was the first conservatory to be built from metal and glass on a large scale. The stunning yet delicate structure combines a neo-classical elevation on a Palladian model.