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London Symphony Orchestra to perform musical based on Faroese children’s book

Early next year, the renowned London Symphony Orchestra will perform a musical based on a Faroese children’s book. The book, called ‘Veiða Vind’ (Catch the Wind), is written by Faroese author Rakel Helmsdal and tells the tale of elves and dragons. It has won numerous literature awards.

Faroese musician Kári Bæk has written the music that will be performed. A member of the London Symphony Orchestra, Dutch bassoonist Joost Bostijk, suggested the musical work to the London Symphony Orchestra. Joost is married to a Faroese woman, has collaborated with the Faroese Symphony Orchestra and has previously performed in the Faroe Islands with other musicians from London.

The concert is part of London Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery Family Concerts. Their aim is to give families the opportunity to experiences a world-class orchestra up-close, and learn more about the music being played.

Featuring excerpts from some of the most popular pieces in the repertoire, and often accompanied by a presenter to guide the audiences through what they’ll be hearing, these concerts are the perfect way to introduce children to the world of classical music.

The concerts are only an hour long and the audience always has a chance to join in, whether during the concert itself or at the interactive workshops and masterclasses available on site.

Experience the spectacle of a live symphony orchestra and be captivated by traditional tunes and tales of yore from the Faroe Islands and elsewhere at the Barbican Hall in London on January 27, 2019.

The concert is suitable for 7- to 12-year-old children and takes place from 2:30 to 3:30pm. For more information and to book tickets, follow this link.

This article was originally published on Faroeislands.fo
Words: Levi Hanssen


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