Category: Children’s Concerts

Childrens Concert: Pied Piper Workshop & Concert

A Family Event: Pied Piper Workshop & Childrens Concert

Sat 1 Nov 11:00am at Birmingham Town Hall

Atarah and the Fizzy Flute Band invite children aged 3 – 10 to bring ANY instrument, even home-made ones and toys, to join them in rehearsing and then performing the story in music of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. A hands-on workshop/concert that will keep even the family fidget busy, tapping rhythms, booing the Wicked Mayor, cheering the Piper and squeaking with the Rats, while children play simple tunes and sound effects as the story progresses. No preparation necessary.


Adults £5
60 plus £4.50
Under 16s £2.50
Family Ticket (minimum 1 adult) £12

The concert lasts approximately one hour and then, after an interval, join Atarah in the foyer for a chat.

Alex Prior conducts Atarah’s Childrens Classic Concert “From Russia with Music”

15 year old Alex Prior conducts Atarah’s Childrens Classic Concert From Russia with Music at the Barbican April 6th 4pm.

Talent: Alexander Prior is studying in St Petersburg because he is too advanced for British music schools

Alex Prior Independent 6th February 2008

Spotlight: Alex at a Childrens’ Classic Concert at the Barbican

Child prodigy Alexander Prior conducted the official world premiere of his ballet, Mowgli, at the Kremlin Februrary 3rd

Alex, formerly of St John’s Wood, has been training in Russia since his family were unable to find a British school to channel his precocious talent.His ballet composition – based on Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book was first performed last year to a private audience of invited guests in Moscow. 6,500 people watched him conduct the official launch at the Kremlin. Special guests included the head of the British Council and the Russian foreign affairs minister .

Alex’s father, Peter, a renewable energy consultant and Russian mother, Elena, a former actress, arranged for their son to have piano lessons from the age of three. He showed talent even at that age but was soon deemed too advanced for the Royal College of Music Saturday morning teaching or for the renowned Purcell School.He and his mother eventually moved part -time to her home country where he is studying composition and conducting at the St Petersburg Conservatory. He is one of its youngest students in a century and has been achieving straight A’s in his exams.In addition to Mowgli, he has also conducted the State Symphony Orchestra of St Petersburg in a performance of his own String Symphony No 1 and given another concert of his own compositions in Tallinn, Estonia.He has written more than 40 works, including symphonies, two ballets, two operas and a requiem.

For more information on Alex look at or Youtube alex prior jungle book Mowgli

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Atarah’s Wizard Workshop Concert

Atarah’s Wizard Workshop Concert
29 June 2008 at 4 p.m.
The ultimate hands-on, playalong, singalong, participation concert!

Bring an instrument of ANY shape or size to join in. Even the youngest members of the family can clap, sing,and march. Musical games and the story of The Pied Piper of Hamlin. Instrument quizzes (bring a pencil!).

Young guest stars demonstrating their specialities. Prizes for the best costumes – wizards, witches or fairies. And DIY instrument-making, face-painting and a steel band in the foyer!

Box Office 020 7638 8891
Reduced booking fee online at

‘From Russia with Music’ – Children’s Concert

‘From Russia with Music’
6 April 2008 at 4 p.m.
Devised and presented by Atarah Ben-Tovim MBE
with National Symphony Orchestra,
conducted by 14-year-old prodigy composer Alexander Prior

Alex Prior

A revolutionary concert of music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and other Russian comrade composers. Everyone can sing along with The Volga Boat Song, Kalinka and Midnight in Moscow. Beware the James Bond music! We have ways of making the ballet dancers show their steppes in Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Montagues and Capulets. Be transported by a young star pianist and one of Alexander Prior’s own compositions.

End the Easter hols with a bang! Every child gets a paper bag to pop with the cannons in 1812 Overture, … and a free chopstick for the conducting workshop ! Steel drums in the foyer…

Suitable for children up to 14.

From Russia With Music

Download PDF fileFrom Russia With Music

Atarahs Children’s Concerts – Barbican 4th November

atarah at the Barbican

Barbican Centre,
4 November 2007 at 4 p.m.
Devised and Presented by
Atarah Ben-Tovim, MBE
National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Anthony Inglis
with Ely Flute Pie
Narin’s Dancers
and Joshua Ben-Tovim as the Wolf


Rossini Thieving Magpie Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov Flight of the Bumble-bee
Rodgers / Hammerstein Doh-a-Deer from ‘The Sound of Music’
Saint-Saens The Swan, The Elephant, Mules, The Tortoise from ‘Carnival of the Animals’
Mancini The Pink Panther
Loesser, arr. Collis The Ugly Duckling
Amos The Dancing Mot Mots
Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
Lebow, arr. Hanson Grasslands Chant from ‘The Lion King’
Tchaikovsky March of the Mice, Waltz of the Bees and Trepak from ‘The Nutcracker Suite’

Foyer activities include DIY instrument-making and a chance to listen to the Richmond Youth Jazz Band.

Music in the Foyer at a Children’s Concert

At the CCC stand you can buy ‘The Magic of Music’ CD, on which Atarah introduces a concert for all the family to enjoy at home. Swan Lake, Montagues and Capulets, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter music, The Planets, Carmina, Burana and more.

You can also put your name on the CCC mailing list there, or send details to

For this concert, CCC thanks especially
Louise Kaye, Narin Ibrahim, Liz Hargest, Helen-Louise Baker, Jane Driver, Helen Desmond
and our wonderful backstage helpers, Hattie and Carrie

Atarah’s Beastly Concert

Sunday 4 November at 4 p.m. at the Barbican Centre

Hi everyone we are finally back at the Barbican, woopee. A concert for all the family, children from three upwards. Bring homemade shakers, kazoos, and recorders.bring an instrument

We’ll be playing music like:

Prokofiev – Peter and the Wolf
Saint-Saens – Carnival of the Animals
Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker Suite, March of The Mice
Rimsky-Korsakov – Flight of the Bumble-bee
Rossini – Thieving Magpie Overture
Mancini – Pink Panther
and a marvellous menagerie of musical marvels and other musical tales.

Presented and narrated by Atarah Ben-Tovim with the National Symphony Orchestra and our conductor is John Owen Edwards

Concert lasts one hour approximately and there are free foyer activities 2.30- 3.30

Prices: children from £7; adults from £10; family tickets available
0207 638 8891 Box Office reduced booking fee online

Atarah’s Beastly Concert