Join LSO Music Director Sir Simon Rattle and musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra for this online concert, suitable for families and carers with children aged 5+.

Online Family Concert: Where's Simon?

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Online Family Concert: Where's Simon?
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Join LSO Music Director Sir Simon Rattle and musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra for this online concert, suitable for families and carers with children aged 5+.

Part 1: The Concert

Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra have been adjusting to life at home, but they have missed playing together. Simon was supposed to have been attending the wedding of his old friend Figaro but sadly couldn't travel there. The LSO players suggested doing a special online concert for him and Simon agreed to conduct!

The time arrives for online sectional rehearsals and all the players gather online but... Where's Simon?

The players can't rehearse without Simon so, instead of sitting around waiting, they introduce their instruments: we'll find out how they work, why each LSO player thinks their instrument is the best, and how they sound individually as well as within the various instrument families.

Part 2: Now it's your turn!

We found Simon! If you enjoyed watching the LSO play Mozart from their own homes in Where's Simon? Part 1, it's your turn next.

Watch as Sir Simon Rattle explains what to do, download a part for your instrument from the LSO website, and then play the overture from The Marriage of Figaro along with Simon and the LSO. 

Copyright © 2020

Created and written by Gareth Davies

Directed by Victor Craven and Gareth Davies

Animation, editing and design by Victor Craven

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Once you've the Where's Simon? Part 1 concert, you can test out what you have learnt by trying out our quiz and explore some listening recommendations directly from the LSO players.

In Part 2, you can play with the LSO and Sir Simon! Download the part for your instrument from the LSO website to play along in Mozart's Overture to The Marriage of Figaro. Follow Simon's conducting on the video (two bars for nothing!) and have a couple of practice runs.

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