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Stan And Mabel And The Race For Space (Schools Concert): Ensemble 360
Devised collaboratively by children’s author and illustrator Jason Chapman and Music in the Round’s Children’s Composer-in-Residence Paul Rissmann, this original story is brought to life in an interactive classical concert performed by Ensemble 360 and narrated by Music in the Round’s Resident Animateur Polly Ives.
Stan and Mabel and the Race for Space tells the story of a music-loving dog and cat, Stan and Mabel, who are joined by a whole carnival of animals in their escape from the School for Wild and Dangerous Animals, in search of a safe place to call their home.
The follow up to Music in the Round’s hugely popular original commission Stan and Mabel (2013), the family concert includes projected images and videos and irresistibly catchy songs with actions, ideal for engaging young children in high quality music, as well as firing up their imaginations.
Suitable for ages 3+
Ensemble 360 has quickly gained an enviable reputation across the UK not only for the quality and integrity of the members’ playing, but also for their ability to communicate the music to a range of different audiences.
Formed in 2005, eleven musicians of international standing came together to take up residency in Sheffield with Music In The Round, establishing a versatile group comprising five string players, five wind players and a pianist. The members believe in concerts being informal, friendly and relaxed occasions, and perform 'in the round' wherever possible. Having an audience on all four sides brings with it an intimacy and immediacy between musician and audience that other layouts cannot match.
'Eleven international musicians, brimming with body and soul with passion, vitality and virtuosity, whose performances never cease to amaze' (The Independent)
'The emotional chemistry was manifestly unusual... pure magic' (The Sunday Telegraph).
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