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Friday 7 July 2017, 7:30pm


A fantastic new concert experience!

The Caretakers Guid to the Orchestra

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Conductor: Spencer Down

Narrator and illustrator: James Mayhew
Director: Will Tuckett

  • Jeremy Holland-Smith - The Caretaker's Guide to the Orchestra (World premiere)
  • Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Live narration and painting - James Mayhew)
  • Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain
  • Gershwin - An American in Paris

Venue: St Anne's, Limehouse, Three Colt Street, London E14 7HP

Tickets:  £15 (Advanced) £18 (On the door) ,£5 (Children under 12), £12 (Concessions - Students/Retired)


Tickets are now available for the world premiere of Docklands Sinfonia's fantastic new concert experience - The Caretaker's Guide to the Orchestra - on Friday July 7th 2017.

Written by acclaimed composer Jeremy Holland-Smith, narrated by children's author James Mayhew and directed by the Royal Opera House's Will Tuckett, The Caretaker's Guide to the Orchestra takes you on a thrilling journey of musical discovery.

Children and adults (of all ages) are welcome to join conductor Spencer Down and Docklands Sinfonia for this special concert at St Anne's, Limehouse, in the East End.

The programme also includes three popular pieces of music – Tchaikovsky’s ‘Swan Lake’, Mussorgsky’s ‘Night on Bald Mountain’ and Gershwin’s ‘An American in Paris’.

Composer Jeremy Holland-Smith recently orchestrated the music for the Universal hit film 'sing'. His fresh and approachable score will be choreographed by Will Tuckett, who recently won an Oliver Award for his production of 'Wind in the Willows.'

James Mayhew, author of much-loved children's books such as 'Ella Bella Ballerina' and 'Katie's Pictures', will narrate, as well as paint live scenes from his music. The audience will watch in awe as his amazing pictures come to life on a huge screen as the orchestra plays.


 * If you have already purchased tickets, please note the the title of the concert has now changed, but all other details remain the same. Seats are allocated on the night on a first-come, first-served basis.

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