Williams Hedwig’s Theme
Holst Mars from ‘The Planets’
Florence Price Juba Dance – 3rd Movement
Stravinsky Finale from The Firebird
Brahms Hungarian Dance No.5
Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
About this ConcertA musical event for all the family! Beloved children's author Michael Rosen narrates Prokofiev's Peter & The Wolf, played by English Symphony Orchestra.
About the Narrator – Michael Rosen
One of the best-known figures in the children’s book world, Michael Rosen is renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter. As an author and by selecting other writers’ works for anthologies he has been involved with over 140 books. He lectures and teaches in universities on children’s literature, reading and writing.
Michael is a familiar voice to BBC listeners and is currently presenting Word of Mouth, the magazine programme that looks at the English language and the way we use it. He visits schools with his one-man show to enthuse children with his passion for books and poetry. He was one of the first poets to make visits to schools throughout the UK and has also visited schools throughout the world.
In 2007 he was appointed Children’s Laureate, a role which he held until 2009. While Laureate, he set up The Children’s Funny Prize which give awards to the funniest children’s books of the year.