Family concerts: FUNharmonics

Join us for musical family days at the Royal Festival Hall

Funharmonics family concerts

Hear the London Philharmonic Orchestra in full flight playing selections of their favourite pieces – some you would expect and some you would not!  These well-loved concerts are one hour long, offering engaging and fun introductions to orchestral music.

The age guidance for each performance depends on the content of the concerts, but most of them are designed for children aged 6 and over.  You can book tickets for our upcoming FUNharmonics concerts by clicking "More info" under each concert date below.

Next FUNharmonics concerts

Before the Firebird ...

Sunday 3 May 2020

Join us for some compelling storytelling and fantastic new participatory music, followed by extracts from Igor Stravinsky’s magical ballet score.

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Symphonie fantastique

Sunday 4 October 2020

Join us on an incredible journey to nineteenth-century Paris as we uncover the true story behind Hector Berlioz’s amazing Symphonie fantastique.

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The Walkabout Orchestra

Sunday 14 March 2021

From frosty Russia to the vibrant United States, the LPO will whisk you around the globe for a spot of musical detective work.

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Saturday 8 May 2021

How will the Piper rid Hamelin of its filthy rats? Join us for this bewitching musical presentation, composed by Colin Matthews, based on Michael Morpurgo’s interpretation of the traditional tale.

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Pre-concert activities

You can also make the concert into a full day's event for all the family with free pre-concert activities: have a go on a tuba or a harp (or any other instrument); and get involved in hands-on workshops. 

Have-a-Go Sessions
Have a go on an orchestral instrument of your choice under expert instruction. You can try all wind, brass and string instruments, including harps!

Sessions take place from 10.00am–12.00 noon. (Ages 6+, concert ticket holders only)

 

 

'... Wonderful and inspiring ... it works on every level. Three cheers for the LPO!'

Audience member

'My family and I love every minute of it. The whole experience is one that no child should miss out on (or grown-up either)'

Audience member

'We'll be back for the next FUNharmonics concert and can't recommend them highly enough!'

KidAround Magazine

FUNharmonics foyer activities are generously supported by Stentor Music Co. Ltd., Jupiter and Bell Music