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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Family Concerts 2011/2012 Vasily Petrenko Chief Conductor – Box Office 0151 709 3789 liverpoolphil.com


Rudolph on Hope Street Family Concert, 2010 Photography Mark McNulty

Family Concerts Liverpool Philharmonic Family Concerts bring children and adults together to experience the thrill of a full symphony orchestra playing live. These one-hour concerts are a great introduction to classical music for children aged 4-10 and their families. Each concert has a theme and you’re invited to join in by wearing fancy dress. Fidgeting is allowed so come along and give it a try!

Children are invited to have a go on a variety of instruments one hour prior to each concert* at our Instrument Petting Zoo!

*excluding Wizard of Oz and Cunning Little Vixen

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Spooktacular! Sunday 30 October 2.30pm

The Snowman plus Santa’s Sing-along

Programme to include: Music from Harry Potter and Ghostbusters, as well as Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre. – Alasdair Malloy presenter/soloist Michael Seal conductor –

Saturday 17 December 2.30pm

Add some musical mystery to your Halloween weekend! This spine-tingling selection of sensational music will leave you giddy with goose bumps. Wear your favourite halloween costume and arrive by 2pm if you’d like to enter our costume competition with prizes! Tickets £10, £14 £6 children

Sunday 18 December 11.30am and 2.30pm

Thursday 22 December 11.30am and 2.30pm – Alasdair Malloy presenter/soloist Timothy Henty conductor – Join us for our annual festive extravaganza for the whole family, this year featuring the film The Snowman by Raymond Briggs, accompanied by the full orchestra. As usual you’ll be invited to singalong to your Christmas favourites and Santa will make a special appearance. A high-energy treat to get everyone in the mood for Christmas! www.thesnowman.co.uk Tickets £12, £15 £8 children

The Snowman

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The Wizard of Oz with Live Music Friday 30 December 2.30pm & 7pm

Family Film Favourites Sunday 5 February 2.30pm

John Wilson conductor –

Alasdair Malloy presenter/soloist –

We all remember the moment in The Wizard of Oz when black and white transforms into colour. And you’ll never forget hearing those glorious songs performed live, with the classic movie, by a full symphony orchestra. Forget that scratchy old soundtrack – for the first time, you’ll hear Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Follow the Yellow Brick Road and thewhole of the score in full orchestral Technicolor. Whether you’re introducing your children or grandchildren to The Wizard of Oz for the first time or – like conductor John Wilson – you know every line and still can’t get enough of it, this is the ultimate seasonal family treat. Tickets £13, £18, £24, £29, £36 Children £7

Wizard of Oz with Live Music © Mark McNulty

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Dress up as a character from your favourite film, and come along to our concert featuring music from the best loved family films of all time, including Fantasia, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sound of Music, Toy Story, Lion King, E.T. and more! There’ll be prizes for the best costume, so arrive by 2pm if you’d like to take part in our competition!

Tickets £10, £14 £6 children


The Cunning Little Vixen Sunday 29 April 4pm

Mussorgsky Night on a Bare Mountain

Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Janác˘ek The Cunning Little Vixen Animated film with live orchestra – Laurent Pillot conductor –

The animated version of The Cunning Little Vixen was commissioned by BBC Television and co-produced with Opus Arte and Los Angeles Opera with the co-operation of the European Opera Centre

‘...The film is absolutely enchanting, and it does add to its appeal to have it on a big screen andwith a live orchestra.’ Manchester EveningNews ‘Kids should see it’ Los Angeles Times

When the gamekeeper brings home a rescued fox cub, he unleashes a force of nature! Sharp-Ears the Vixen is the ultimate free spirit, and Janác˘ek’s vibrant tale of life and love in the Bohemian forests is simply one of the liveliest, quirkiest and most entertaining operas everwritten – a joyous fairy-tale for children from 8 to 80. This shortened, animated version captures all its magic, and with the full Orchestra playing Janác˘ek’s enchanting score in synch with the film, it’ll never soundmore gloriously alive. And just to get you into the mood for fairy stories, conductor Laurent Pillot gives us two more –which you might just recognise from Disney’s Fantasia. A great concert for older (7+) children and their families!

Please note gunshot in film Tickets £16, £18, £22 £7 children

Cunning Little Vixen

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Science Fiction Classics Sunday 6 May 2.30pm

Alasdair Malloy presenter/soloist –

A fantastic adventure through Time and Relative Dimensions In Space as our very own Time Lord Alasdair Malloy has close encounters with out of this world favourites from large and small screens.

The programme includes music from Doctor Who, amusical tribute to Star Trek, as well as music from Star Wars. Mankind’s giant leap is remembered and we pay a visit to our nearest planetary neighbour with a movement from Holst’s Planets Suite. Come in your best outer space gear for a truly intergalactic experience! Best of all – come to Liverpool Philharmonic Hall from 1.30pm to meet all your favourite Doctor Who and Star Wars characters! Tickets £10, £14 £6 children The Ood / Doctor Who © Hyde Fundraisers

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Workshops for Children

Rodewald Suite, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (entrance on Sugnall Street)

First Notes

These 45-minute workshops introduce children aged 0-4 to classical music through games, singing, active listening and hands-on music making with members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Thursday 27 October 2011 10am & 11.30am Children 0-2 years 1.30pm Children 3-4 years Friday 28 October 2011 10am Children 0-2 years 11.30am & 1.30pm Children 3-4 years Monday 13 February 2012 10am & 11.30am Children 0-2 years 1.30pm Children 3-4 years Tuesday 14 February 2012 10am Children 0-2 years 11.30am & 1.30pm Children 3-4 years Thursday 7 June 2012 10am & 11.30am Children 0-2 years 1.30pm Children 3-4 years Friday 8 June 2012 10am Children 0-2 years 11.30am & 1.30pm Children 3-4 years

Adventures in Music

Join members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for just over an hour of musical games, listening activities and a chance to create your own musical story. Thursday 27 October 2011 3pm Children 5-7 years Friday 28 October 2011 3pm Children 8-11 years Monday 13 February 2012 3pm Children 5-7 years Tuesday 14 February 2012 3pm Children 8-11 years Thursday 7 June 2012 3pm Children 5-7 years Friday 8 June 2012 3pm Children 8-11 years

Tickets £5 per child (1 accompanying adult free. Additional adult tickets £5)

Booking Information How to Book

Online liverpoolphil.com Post/InPerson Box Office, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BP Telephone 0151 709 3789 Opening Hours Opening hours are from 9.30am (telephone bookings) and 10am (in person) until 5.30pm Monday – Saturday and for counter bookings up to 15 mins after the start of the performance on concert nights.

Open 12-5pm on Sundays for telephone bookings only and for counter bookings from 5.30pm on concert nights. Booking fees Credit and debit card bookings are subject to a £1.50 per ticket service charge. Cheques are subject to a £1 per order fee. There is a .75p per order charge to post tickets. £1.50 per ticket is charged for reprinting lost tickets. Group tickets (10+) are subject to a 50p per ticket service charge.

Please note these fee’s do not apply to silver members (£100 a year). For more information on membership please call 0151 210 2921.

Groups Groups of 10 or more receive 10% or more off their tickets. Contact our Group Sales Coordinator, Dawn Williams, on 0151 210 2918 or email dawn.williams@liverpoolphil.com We’re accessible Baby changing facilities are available as well as lifts for push chairs and wheelchair users. Wheelchair users + 1 companion are entitled to 50% off on production of appropriate identification. Liverpol Philharmonic Hall has 10 wheelchair spaces available in the stalls. Other disabled patrons + 1 companion may also be eligible for a discount if supported by appropriate identification. It is advisable to book your tickets well in advance of performances to ensure that the seats you require are available. Call the Box Office on 0151 709 3789 for further information. The Liverpool Philharmonic Training Choir,Youth Choir and Youth Orchestra offer children and young people the opportunity to develop musical skills, learn from professional musicians, and perform alongside some of the most talented young musicians in the region. For details of how to join them see the Learning section of www.liverpoolphil.com/learning or call 0151 210 2985 for more details.

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Cost > £2 (up to 3 hrs) £3 (over 3 hrs).

Please bear in mind when planning your car-parking arrangements that concert start times vary.

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University of Liverpool Car Parks 3 Cambridge Street (opposite Cambridge Pub) 4 Mount Pleasant (opposite Metropolitan Cathedral) Available Monday - Friday after 5.30pm, and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

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Situated on Falkner Street, this car park is open on concert nights from 5.30pm, until 20 mins after the end of concerts. Gates will be locked after this period. Do not use if unstaffed.

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If you hold a Blue Badge, you can park in the marked bays close to Philharmonic Hall on Caledonia Street. These spaces are available on a first come, first served basis so leave yourself plenty of time.

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Continue along the motorway until its end and then follow the signs for the city centre, cathedrals and universities (c.3 miles). Turn left at the Metropolitan Cathedral and head past the Everyman Theatre along Hope Street (see map). If lost, use this maxim: find one cathedral, head for the other. Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is halfway between the two.

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Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Directions from the M62

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Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is within walking distance of Lime Street and Central Stations. We are also on the frequent 86 bus route. Merseytravel.gov.uk has comprehensive transport information and a ‘Journey Planner’ service, or you can call Traveline on 0871 200 2233.

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Please note that car parks 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 are not operated by the Liverpool Philharmonic. Times/priceswere correct at time of print. Please check opening and closing times and prices of these car parks before parking.

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How to find us

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society. Founded 1840 A company limited by guarantee Registered in England number 88235. Registered charity number 230538


Family Concerts 2011/12