Children's Classic Concerts: Let it Snow
- Kelly Apter
- 4 December 2009
There is no shortage of role models at the Children’s Classic Concerts Christmas show. Not only will young audiences experience the boundless enthusiasm of percussionist hosts Owen and Olly, but their Glasgow concert also features internationally renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti.
Talented, inspirational and terribly nice to boot, West Kilbride-born Benedetti is no stranger to Children’s Classic Concerts. ‘I played for them when I was 12,’ she recalls, ‘and found them to be a wonderful organisation providing a great musical experience for young children. I’m both excited and honoured to play for them again.’
Joining Benedetti for Let It Snow, will be dancers from the Manor School of Ballet, the National Youth Choir of Scotland Training Choir and the fabulous Orchestra of Scottish Opera. Together they’ll prove, once again, that classical music can be fun and accessible for all ages – especially with Owen and Olly at the helm.
‘It doesn’t take much for children to not only love classical music, but to find it genuinely exciting,’ says Benedetti. ‘Classical music is so varied and diverse, and has so many colours and emotions you can’t always find in pop music. But in my opinion, the real interest to them comes from it being live – it’s such an experience for any child, and if it’s presented in an unintimidating setting, there’s no question that children will learn from it and above all, enjoy it.’
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sat 12 Dec