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

Conducting Science - Voice Box

Saturday 30 March 2019

Expect the unexpected!
Expert presenter Helen Arney conducts on-stage experiments with the whole Orchestra Join us for astounding facts and extraordinary music-making!

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Zog

Sunday 27 October 2019

Follow the adventures of the eager, but accident-prone young dragon Zog, as the LPO performs René Aubry’s lively score to a big screen projection of the film.

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Why Beethoven Threw the Stew

Sunday 16 February 2020

Inspired by the book of the same name by cellist Steven Isserlis, let the LPO introduce your family to one of the most brilliant composers in the history of music – Ludwig van Beethoven.

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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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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); get involved in hands-on workshops; and join the festival atmosphere with post-concert performances.

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. and Bell Music