Gorgeous tunes and orchestral thrills for the young and young at heart: with a twinkle in her eye, the warm, whimsical and occasionally wicked Miriam Margolyes leads us through an orchestral story-telling extravaganza!
Matching instruments to their animal counterparts in Prokofiev’s timeless classic, Peter and the Wolf; exploring witty vignettes and a dazzling fugue in Benjamin Britten’sThe Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra; and magical tales of love and fantasy in Borodin’s 'Polovstian Dances' from Prince Igor.
Margolyes is joined by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra with Principal Conductor Nicholas Carter in a captivating program filmed live in concert at the 2017 Adelaide Festival – a sell-out performance season that was a crowd-pleaser for young and old.
Margolyes – best known for her role as Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter films – provides a warm and whimsical introduction to the instruments of the orchestra and their animal counterparts, for both for the young and young at heart.
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★★★★☆ “Miriam Margolyes and the ASO are a dream team, their respect and love for orchestral music is infectious.” – Limelight Magazine
“Miriam Margolyes was the perfect choice as narrator...She was, as always, utterly captivating.” – Adelaide Now
“A fresh and thrilling experience.” – Stage Whispers