a cavalcade of clowns

From the opening sequence where an empty stage fills up with a comical cavalcade of clowns coming through the hall, this fantastically funny focus on humour and music provides plenty of scope for dressing up and general silliness!

Programme info
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Small ensemble (20)
We'll search for the funniest instrument in the orchestra and hear music representing clowns from some spectacularly serious composers including Stravinsky, Holst and Rimsky Korsakov. Some children will come onstage to help Alasdair create The Sounds of a Clown. Mums, Dads, Aunties, Uncles and Grandparents will boogie away to The Tears of a Clown and we've all got to watch out for The Pie in the Face Polka!!