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Kidsophonic 2010

Kidsophonic ‘Magical Christmas’ 2010

Family concerts with a sprinkling of Christmas magic

One of the cornerstones Nottingham Symphonic Winds' activities are the annual “Kidsophonic” concerts, which are specially designed, compered family concerts. Educational and entertaining, these concerts have been hugely popular, with a total attendance of more than 3000 children and parents since their inception in 2002. 

The concerts take place at Nottingham’s Albert Hall – an ideal venue by virtue of its large floor space (to accommodate the orchestra and interaction with the children during the concert), and convenience for the city centre. The 2010 events are on Saturday 18th December at 10.30 am and 2.00 pm – this year sees the introduction of an additional afternoon performance as the demand is so high for tickets.  This year the theme is ‘A Magical Christmas’ and the setting and the music will evoke the magic of Christmas traditions and the role that music plays – from carols to the wonderful ‘Twelve Days of Christmas.’  

As always, compere Alistair Parnell will be on hand to ensure that the day is full of fun, with lots of opportunities to join in.  There will, as always, be some element of learning about music which makes the whole experience especially rewarding for both children and adults.  It is a perfect introduction to concert-going, especially for younger children who are not expected to sit quietly, but encouraged to join in and even get up and dance around if they want to.  If everyone is very good, Santa may even drop by!

Kids 2010 


The Kidsophonic concerts have become part of the Christmas tradition for many families, as it is something the whole family can enjoy together, and really gets everyone in the mood for the festive season.

Tickets are £5.00 with under 2s free.  Early booking is advised as numbers are limited and previous concerts have proved very popular. 

Box office 0115 941 0543,  Windblowers Music Shop, Derby Road, Nottingham