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Philharmonia Sessions: Family Concert

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Photo of presenter Lucy Drever at the Philharmonia Sessions, smiling, Philharmonia Orchestra in the background


Holly Mathieson – conductor
Lucy Drever – presenter
Angie Newman – British Sign Language interpreter


Montgomery Starburst Listen

Gwyneth Walker Raise the Roof

Lucy Drever We'll Stand Tall (New song for audience participation)

Ravel, arr. Iain Farrington Mother Goose, IV. Conversations of Beauty and the Beast Listen

George Walker Lyric for strings Listen

Lin-Manuel Miranda 'How Far I'll Go' from Moana Listen

Ravel, arr. Iain Farrington Mother Goose, V. The Fairy Garden Listen

Who says you have to sit still to listen to classical music? Jump to the rhythm of Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst, wander through a fairytale world with Ravel, or just lie on the sofa and chill while the sounds of George Walker’s gorgeous Lyric for Strings wash over you. And join in with the music whenever you want to, as presenter Lucy Drever helps us bring the wonderful world of the orchestra to life in your living room.

This concert is captioned and British Sign Language interpreted.

Supported by:
Goldman Sachs Gives
John and Carol Wates
The Wates Foundation

Promoted in partnership with Classic FM.

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Philharmonia Sessions: Family Concert

Saturday 22 August 2020, 11am

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Prices & Discounts

Free to watch

The Philharmonia Sessions are free to watch. Make a donation today to support the Philharmonia Sessions, keep our musicians playing and secure the future of the Orchestra.

Running time

50 minutes

Is this a live performance?

No, this is a deferred broadcasts/stream. It is performed and filmed shortly ahead of the broadcast date and time.

Where to watch

The performance will be streamed on the Philharmonia’s YouTube channel and on Classic FM’s Facebook Live.

Was it produced safely?

Yes. We are working with independent health and safety experts and have robust risk assessment procedures in place drawing from Public Health England advice.

Is this concert suitable for my child?

We recommend this concert is suitable for ages 5+.

Will it be available after broadcast?

Yes. It will be available on the Philharmonia’s YouTube channel after broadcast.

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