FUNharmonics: The Toad and the Snail

A concert and activities for all the family

12:00 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London

The Toad and the Snail

Benjamin Wallfisch conductor
Chris Jarvis presenter
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Composer and conductor Benjamin Wallfisch has written some new music to accompany Roald Dahl’s hilarious masterpiece of absurd verse, The Toad and the Snail.

Suitable for children aged 3–11

Three-dimensional, multimedia, extra-sensory events! No, not the latest video game but the 80 world-class musicians of the LPO going full-tilt at some of their favourite pieces of music. We’ve got giant toads, Dixieland jazz, a massive bird and some very hungry Frenchmen.

The concerts are presented by CBeebies’ Chris Jarvis and, at one hour long, are the very best way to introduce your family to the wonders of orchestral music.

Come and join the party!
Throughout the day there are free musical events around the building offering a fun and interactive way-in to the concert.

10.00am–2.00pm: Have a go at an orchestral instrument of your choice under expert instruction; join our music-making workshops on The Clore Ballroom, and explore Southbank Centre with our free activity sheet.

1.15pm: The music continues on The Clore Ballroom – a guest ensemble of young musicians entertains with a selection of great tunes.

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