'Scotland's best-loved family concerts'
For eighteen years Children's Classic Concerts have been delighting children, their families and teachers with their fun-filled introduction to live orchestral music. Over the years our concerts have featured not just classical music but jazz, traditional Celtic and world music in a lively mix of entertainment and education that regularly sells out at concert halls in Scotland.
For the last four years, artistic consultants and concert hosts Owen Gunnell and Oliver Cox have wowed our audiences with their virtuoso percussion skills and madcap, energetic presenting style. They actively encourage audience participation and provide simple, amusing explanations of each piece, making the music more accessible and adding to the relaxed and inclusive experience that Children's Classic Concerts aims to provide for each audience member.
We have worked with many professional musicians and artists including virtuoso violinist Nicola Benedetti, the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers, Scottish percussionists Albannach, renowned harpist and composer Savourna Stevenson and actor James Mackenzie, who plays BBC's Raven. We also work with top-class orchestral musicians, such as the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, and are currently working in partnership with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Our concerts are specifically designed by Owen and Olly to appeal to children in the 4 to 14 age range. However as our aim is to provide fun for all the family there really is something for everyone at each concert!
For a taste of what to expect take a look at our Space Invaders film by clicking on the picture below:
Photo courtesy of Karen Gordon