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Classical music events for children and families at Wigmore Hall spring 2020

Photograph by Benjamin Ealovega

Wigmore Hall hosts a diverse programme of events for children and families. From interactive musical workshops to ‘For Crying out Loud!’ baby-friendly concerts for adults, there is something for children of all ages (and their parents!) at this much-loved concert venue in the heart of London, below we have all of the upcoming events.

Chamber Tots: Growing in the Garden

The ever-popular Chamber Tots workshop series returns in the New Year with a musical adventure in the garden! Toddlers and their parents or carers are led through an interactive music session including singing, movement and percussion playing. There will be a chance to learn new songs and stories, and explore the sounds of weird and wonderful instruments!
When: 15 January 2020 and 29 February 2020 for ages 1 to 2 at 12:30pm and ages 3 to 5 at 2pm.
How much: £7 adults and £5 children. More info and booking here

Chamber tots: In Space

Join in this interactive musical adventure with a space theme for toddlers and their parents. There will be a chance to learn new songs and stories, and explore the sounds of weird and wonderful instruments. Expect lots of singing, movement and percussion playing.
When: 31 Jan 2020 & 4 March 2020 for ages 1 to 2 at 12:30pm and ages 3 to 5 at 2pm.
How much: £7 adults and £5 children. More info and booking here

Chamber Tots: Jungles and Rivers

Celebrate jungles and rivers in this interactive musical adventure with lots of singing, movement and percussion playing. There will be a chance to learn new songs and stories, and explore the sounds of weird and wonderful instruments.
When: 21 Feb 2020 & 20 March 2020 for ages 1 to 2 at 12:30pm and ages 3 to 5 at 2pm.
How much: £7 adults and £5 children. More info and booking here

For Crying Out Loud!

Hungry for culture but afraid to bring your noisy new-born into a concert hall? This series of Wigmore Hall concerts might be the solution. With music provided by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music, new parents and parents-to-be are invited to listen, socialise and enjoy an informal concert.
When: 16 January 2020 and 12 February 2020 Parents with babies under 1 (11:00am – 11:45am and 12:30pm-1:15pm)
How much: £8.50 for adults with babies free. More info and booking here.

Family Day: Handel & Hendrix 

Explore the rooms and musical worlds of two contrasting musical geniuses – Baroque composer George Friedrich Handel and rock’n’roll superstar Jimi Hendrix (who shared a house – three hundred years apart!). With the help of the Handel & Hendrix Museum team on-site, the children are invited to imagine the musical conversations between them before creating their own music. The day ends with a performance on the Wigmore Hall stage. Ages 7-11 (10:30am – 3:30pm)
When: 19 February 2020
How much: £15 adults and £10 for kids. More info and bookings here.

Relaxed Concert: The Bad Mood 

The group TROUPE presents an eclectic performance of humour, colour and invention as they weave together brand new poetry and music from across the ages for the audience. The concert features movement, storytelling and music by Bach, Ravel and Cage as the audience is taken on an adventure to reach the ‘Bad Mood’. Open to everyone, this relaxed concert provides an informal environment in which to hear live music, with free movement and noise allowed throughout the concert. Recommended for ages 6 and above.
When: 20 February 2020 at 11am
How much: £5 more info and booking here.

Family Concert: Talking Drums 

Percussionists Owen and Toby, otherwise known as O Duo, play through 350 years of music on marimbas, vibraphones, glockenspiels, drums and more! There will be free arts activities beforehand in the Bechstein Room. Recommended for ages 7-11.
When: 22 February 2020 at 3pm
How much: £12 adults and £10 for kids. More info and booking here.

Coastal Adventures

For an interactive day of workshops, music leader Freya Wyn-Jones takes the family on a coastal adventure. Professional musicians and artists join children and their families to explore the sounds and sights that inspired some of the greatest music about the seaside. Recommended for ages 5 -7.
When: 28 March 2020 10:30am-3:30pm 
How much: £15 for adults and £10 for kids. More info and booking here.

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