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FUNharmonics

Our Family Concerts at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall

Sunday 8 November 2009 | 11.30am-12.30pm

THE SEA with the

LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA DAVID ANGUS conductor CHRIS JARVIS presenter

Presented by the London Philharmonic Orchestra in association with Southbank Centre.

This performance will be sign interpreted by Angie Newman.

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Meet the London Philharmonic Orchestra • The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s first concert was in October 1932. Do you know how old it is now? • The Orchestra is world famous and travels all over the globe. This season the Orchestra is visiting Germany, Australia, France, China, The Canaries and America. • The Orchestra’s London home is the Royal Festival Hall and it plays over 40 concerts here every year.

• The Orchestra also loves the seaside and gives regular concerts in Brighton and Eastbourne. • The Orchestra spends every summer playing operas at a famous opera house in the English countryside called Glyndebourne. • The Orchestra is a very friendly and international group. Members come from as far away as Brazil, South Africa, Latvia, Russia, China and South Korea.

Meet the conductor – David Angus What was your first musical experience? I sang in a church choir when I was 4, because my father was the organist. What instruments do you play? I started playing the piano when I was 3, then violin, clarinet, trombone and horn. However I gave each of them up after a few terms, apart from the piano. How did you become a conductor? I started as a music teacher and did a lot of conducting with my pupils. I 2 | London Philharmonic Orchestra

only started to train seriously when I was about 30. What countries has your job taken you to? All over Europe, particularly Belgium and Italy, and I often go to Denmark to work because my mother is Danish and I like to visit my family. I also work in America quite a lot now, and I have a job there every summer. What’s your favourite food? Fish, cheese, avocado, aubergine, artichoke, risotto.

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TODAY’S PROGRAMME Sir William Walton (1902-1983) Overture, Portsmouth Point

Portsmouth City Art Gallery, Hampshire, UK/ The Bridgeman Art Library

The British composer Sir William Walton was inspired to write his Overture, Portsmouth Point by the painting shown below of Portsmouth harbour in 1811 by Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827).

Did you know? Walton said that he composed this piece while he was riding on a No. 22 London bus!

Can you find ... A one-legged violin player? A flag?

How many pieces of clothing are on the washing line?

A man with a telescope?

How many barrels can you see?

A man smoking a pipe?

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship from ‘Scheherazade’ This piece is based on an ancient story about Scheherazade, the wife of a cruel Sultan. Every night Scheherazade told the Sultan exciting stories, but she always stopped in the middle of a story, so that the Sultan would have to wait until the next evening to hear the story’s ending. Scheherazade told the Sultan one thousand and one stories! The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship is just one of them. Listen for the big and menacing theme of the Sultan and a magical and beautiful violin solo that sounds like Scheherazade telling her stories. You will also hear the rolling waves of the open sea as the ship sets off taking Sinbad on his many adventures.

Dario Marianelli (born 1963) The Whale’s Tale Last term, composer Dario Marianelli and storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton worked with Year 3 pupils from Victory Primary School in Southwark to create the story that you will hear today, inspired by the sea. The children shared their ideas about plots and characters and explored the relationship between music and storytelling, before Sally took away all the wonderful ideas from the children and crafted them into a complete story called The Whale’s Tale. Dario then Find out wrote beautiful sea music to complete the story. The more about colourful artwork accompanying today’s performance was Dario on created by Year 6 from Victory Primary School, with the page 7. help of Young Visions artists Licy and Phillippa Clayden. Thanks to Southwark EIS for supporting this project. 4 | London Philharmonic Orchestra

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Sir Henry Wood (1869-1944) (arr. Geo. L. Zalva)

Fantasia on British Sea Songs: The Saucy Arethusa Tom Bowling Jack’s the Lad This Fantasia on British Sea Songs was inspired by the traditional songs that sailors used to sing when they were sailing on the ocean. The piece has been played at the famous Last Night of the Proms ever since Sir Henry Wood (in the picture) conducted the first Proms Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in 1895. John Minnion

Listen out for the euphonium melody in The Saucy Arethusa, the sad cello solo in Tom Bowling and the violin taking the lead in the jaunty hornpipe, Jack’s the Lad.

Amazing Sea Facts • The sea covers about 3/4 of the earth’s surface. • The deepest point in the ocean is 11 kilometres beneath the surface. That’s the height of 115 Big Bens standing one on top of the another! • Canada has 56,453 miles of coastline. That’s longer than any other country! • The blue whale is the largest animal in the sea. Its heart is the size of a small car! • Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant in the ocean, can grow up to 60 centimetres a day. • A sperm whale can hold its breath for over an hour! London Philharmonic Orchestra | 5

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Hans Zimmer (born 1957) (Klaus Badelt/arr. Christopher Tin)

Suite from: Pirates of the Caribbean This exciting music comes from the film Pirates of the Caribbean, starring Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley. The composer of the music, Hans Zimmer, has written music for many children’s films including Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar and The Lion King.

Meet the presenter – Chris Jarvis What instruments do you play? I started piano lessons at 5 and now my most treasured possession is my grand piano. Oh how I wish I could play better! We love watching you on CBeebies. How did you become a TV presenter? I started off doing impressions and funny voices for radio and TV. I then struck lucky with a job as a radio presenter then on TV.

carry out my second hobby which is eating. I love cycling and walking – I hate having to drive anywhere and get very bored. The train is so much more liberating and means I can do things and not waste time. I also enjoy comedy and going to the theatre as much as possible.

What did you have for breakfast this morning? Coffee, muesli with orange juice, eggs, tomatoes and toast … I was What are your hobbies? Keeping fit so that I can comfortably hungry. OK?

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Meet the composer – Dario Marianelli Dario Marianelli was born in Pisa, Italy, and studied piano and composition in Italy and London. He spent three years at the National Film and Television School, finishing in 1997.

and playing the music at home before we went. The whole trip was quite memorable, as we took a long train journey and stayed in a hotel in Milan.

What instruments do Dario has written you play? How old were concert music as well as you when you started music for films, playing? television, animation, I only play the piano. I theatre and dance. He started taking lessons has won an Oscar, Golden Globe when I was six. I also joined a and Ivor Novello award for his music church choir and sang until I was for the film Atonement and was 14. nominated for an Oscar for his music for Pride and Prejudice. How old were you when you composed your first piece? Do you come from a musical family? I always liked to make things up at A family of music lovers, more than the keyboard, but I don’t know if musicians. My parents listened to they qualify as compositions. I think classical music and took me and my the first piece I actually wrote down brother to concerts all the on paper was a set of time. variations on Happy We Birthday, when I was asked today’s What was your first 18, as a present for performers what their musical a girlfriend. favourite sea creatures are. experience? David Angus mermaid I went to see Chris Jarvis octopus – how useful How old are you and do you have Wagner’s opera would it be to have all those a family? Das Rheingold tentacles? I’m 46 and I have when I was six Angie Newman dolphins a wife, two girls, 8 years old. My Dad Dario Marianelli the and 5 years old, and had spent time whale of course! two cats. telling me the story London Philharmonic Orchestra | 7

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Foyer Events Things to do before and after the concert Generously supported by The Jeniffer & Jonathan Harris Charitable Trust Activity Sheet A free activity sheet to guide children around the foyer activities is available from the Information Desk in the Level 2 Foyer and from Southbank Centre hosts. Have a go! On strings, harp, brass and woodwind with members of the Foyle Future Firsts Apprenticeship Scheme, in association with Stentor Music Company Ltd (strings) and Yamaha Kemble Music (Co) Ltd (brass and woodwind). 10.15-11.25am & 12.35-2.00pm

Strings (Level 2 Blue and Green Sides next to the windows) Harp (Level 3 Green Side Sunley Pavilion) Woodwind (Level 4 Green Side Bar) Brass (Level 4 Blue Side Bar)

Face Painting Create the face of your dreams before the concert (from 10.00am) and afterwards (until 2.00pm). The face painters will be in the Level 5 Bar area. Circus Skills Join in the fun in and around the Clore Ballroom Floor before and after the concert with ALBERT & friends instant circus, London’s premier children’s circus. The Human Orchestra – on the Clore Ballroom Floor. Become a member of our Human Orchestra using your body and your imagination! Pretend that you’re in the London Philharmonic Orchestra, performing sea-inspired music using body percussion, singing, drumming, clapping and shaking. No prior rehearsal necessary! Join students from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and workshop leader Sigrun Griffiths for sea-inspired rhythmic and musical fun designed for all the family. Parents are asked to ensure that they supervise their own children at all times. Workshops start at 10.30am, 11.00am, 12.45pm and 1.15pm but you are welcome to come and join a session at any time. The workshops last approximately 20 minutes. Welcome to Southbank Centre A few points to note for your comfort and enjoyment:

We hope you enjoy your visit. We have a Duty Manager available at all times. If you have any queries please ask any member of staff for assistance.

PHOTOGRAPHY is not allowed in the auditorium

If you wish to get in touch with us following your visit please contact our Head of Customer Relations at Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX, by phone on 020 7960 4250 or by email at customer@southbankcentre.co.uk We look forward to seeing you again soon.

RECORDING is not permitted in the auditorium without the prior consent of Southbank Centre. Southbank Centre reserves the right to confiscate video or sound equipment and hold it in safekeeping until the performance has ended MOBILES, PAGERS AND WATCHES should be switched off before the performance begins

The London Philharmonic Orchestra is grateful to the Sir Jules Thorne Charitable Trust for its support of the sign interpreter and to the Maxwell Morrison Charitable Trust for support of the Orchestra’s work with Victory Primary School. The right is reserved to substitute artists and to vary the programme if necessary • The London Philharmonic Orchestra is a registered charity No. 238045 • Southbank Centre is a registered charity No. 298909. London Philharmonic Orchestra, 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP www.lpo.org.uk

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