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.  

Our Next FUNharmonics concert: Sunday 13 February 2022

We look forward to welcoming families back to the Royal Festival Hall for our next FUNharmonics concert on Sunday 13 February 2022, 'Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants'. 

When King Colin wakes up to find his prized golden underpants have gone missing, there’s only one knight who can save the day – Sir Scallywag the mighty, and his trusted steed, Doofus. Never mind that Sir Scallywag is just six years old!

Join the London Philharmonic Orchestra as they tell the heroic story of Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants, based on the book by Giles Andreae and Korky Paul, with music by Paul Rissmann. There will be plenty of audience interaction throughout, plus added orchestral treats – a perfect first concert experience for all the family.

Recommended for children aged 5 and above. 

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In the meantime, we hope you will enjoy our recent online performances for our youngest audience members:

Elephants in the Custard – a brand-new fun, participatory story film for children aged 5–7, based on the book by Samuel Langley-Swain and Jemma Banks, published by Owlet Press.

Express Yourself – a three-part film series exploring emotions through music, presented by YolanDa Brown for children aged 7–11.

 

Pre-concert activities

FUNharmonics concerts include free musical activities in the foyer spaces at the Royal Festival Hall, so the whole family can make a day of your visit. Activities 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