Owen and Olly appear with RSNO Big Band in Edinburgh and full Orchestra in Glasgow in December
Children's Classic Concerts teams up with its national orchestra once again to delight the young and young-at-heart with fast-paced, energetic presentations to bring in the festive season.
Christmas Swingalong: Sunday 4 December 2011, 3.00pm, Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Christmas Magic Saturday 10 December 2011, 1.00pm and 3.00pm, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Whether you prefer a traditional box of delights, complete with ballet dancers and seasonal stories, or a toe-tapping concert that is guaranteed to go with a swing, Children's Classic Concerts' irrepressible percussionist presenters, Owen Gunnell and Olly Cox, along with the fabulous Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) and RSNO Big Band, have Christmas covered.
Groove on down to the Usher Hall for Christmas Swingalong (Sunday 4 December, 3.00pm) where Owen and Olly and the brilliant RSNO Big Band will get everyone In the Mood for a party with some seriously cool festive favourites. Even the Pink Panther will be wearing his Santa hat!
For a touch of traditional Christmas Magic join Owen and Olly with the RSNO at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (Saturday 10 December, 1.00pm & 3.00pm) for a sparkling countdown to Christmas Day. There'll be magical toys, ice-skating ballet dancers, and lots of laughs too, but will Rudolph arrive on time? Or will Santa get stuck up the chimney? The Night Before Christmas has never been more thrilling!
Childrens' Classic Concerts presenter Olly Cox:
It is fantastic to have the chance to work with not only the Royal Scottish National Orchestra but also the RSNO Big Band this Christmas. It means we really can provide something for everyone with traditional classics like The Night Before Christmas and beautiful ballet in Glasgow, as well as up-tempo swing favourites like The Jungle Book and Jingle Bells in Edinburgh. And of course there will be lots of singing, dancing, joining-in and plenty of messing about with Owen and myself at both concerts.
Don't miss the fun and excitement of Scotland's best-loved family concerts. Contact the Usher Hall Box Office on 0131 228 1155, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Box Office on 0141 353 8000 or online at www.childrensclassicconcerts.co.uk.