Festival on the Close with Michael Rosen
30th June 2022
Tandem Outdoor Arena, Rugby, CV22 5EH


Williams  Hedwig’s Theme
Copland  Hoe-Down
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


Conductor: Kenneth Woods
Narrator: Michael Rosen

About this Concert

A 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.