Alice Through the Looking Glass (KS1)

03 April 2019

A group of musicians dressed in red and black play on a stage with a chequerboard-patterned floor

An interactive musical performance for Key Stage 1 which will take you on a journey through the looking glass into the fantastical world of Lewis Carroll.

WEDNESDAY 3 APRIL 2019: Performances at 11.30-12.15pm & 1.30-2.15pm with supporting twilight CPD at 3.45-5.30pm

What’s through the looking glass? Discover an array of colourful characters in Looking Glass Land – from the terrifying Jabberwocky and the dim witted Tweedledee and Tweedledum to the warring White and Red kings and queens. Play a game of musical chess, learn new songs about the jubub bird and the bandersnatch, compose a magical soundscape and conduct and ensemble of Britten Sinfonia players…or are they lions and unicorns?

Music will include excerpts from:

Debussy – Cello Sonata
Gerald Barry – Jabberwocky
Beethoven – Pastoral Symphony
Ligeti – Trio for horn, violin and piano
Ravel – Mother Goose Suite
Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker

Teacher feedback from a recent Britten Sinfonia KS1 tour:

“Totally inspirational and engaging performances that made children want to learn to play an instrument.”

“The children were excited to be within an imaginary, magical experience that enabled them to identify with a range of emotions.”

“Children who usually lacked focus were completely mesmerised by the music and interactive opportunities.”

“It was brilliant, the children were really engaged and there were lots of opportunities for them to join in.”