The forest – strange, eerie, mysterious, magnificent… A place of magic and surprise, where nothing is ever quite what it seems… Join Magnard Ensemble to explore the wonderful and whimsical world of Roald Dahl through music and words, and meet Little Red Riding Hood, Three Little Pigs and some Dirty Beasts! This whoopsy whiffling interactive show featuring a wind quintet, piano and narrator will have children and inner-children aged 5 to 100+ roaring with laughter.
2016 marked the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth and celebrations took place all over the country. Magnard Ensemble launched the Revolting Rhymes and Marvellous Music project based on musical settings of his works by British composers, Paul Patterson and Martin Butler. They toured schools and festivals across the UK, visiting over 20 venues in total, and now they are coming to Barnes Music Festival!
Since 2012 the Magnard Ensemble has built a reputation for delivering high quality concert performances and dynamic educational projects. Currently the Ensemble are Making Music Selected Artists 2019-20, and recent awards include young artist platforms with the Tillett and Tunnell Trusts, as well as a residency at Snape Maltings. CD releases comprise two discs dedicated to the music of Stephen Dodgson on Toccata Classics and the Roald Dahl-themed ‘Revolting Rhymes and Marvellous Music’ on Orchid Classics.
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