The Music Box (2016)

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The Music Box is a story of two men: Maelzel the greedy inventor and Beethoven the famous composer. It is also the story of magical musical inventions and a beautiful clockwork Ballerina. Through music, narration, puppetry and images in a theatre box, we create a world of wonder and curiosity where our young audiences experience compositions by monumental composers arranged for string quartet and toy piano.

‘astonishing….exceeded all expectations…..simply magical’
‘the children were buzzing….I’ve never seen them so animated…’
‘Thank you so much for your amazing visit! The children and adults all absolutely loved the show – the puppets and the music – and learnt so much too’
Orchard Park Primary School

Written, produced and narrated by Kate Romano

Performed by Goldfield Ensemble

Beethoven at the piano (The Music Box)Repertoire includes extracts from:
Beethoven String Quartet no 1 op 18
Beethoven 9th Symphony (arranged for string quartet)
Beethoven: Quasi una fantasia arranged for Toy Piano and string quartet
Delibes: Waltz from Coppelia (arranged for string quartet)
Haydn: Trumpet concerto 3rd mvt (arranged for string quartet and kazoo)
Beethoven: Wellington Victory



Over 2250 children saw The Musc Box in 2016 and 2017:
Orchard Park Community Primary School – 10th March 2016
Fordham Primary School – 11th March 2016
Castle School, Cambridge – 11th March 2016
Abbey Meadows, Cambridge – 17th March 2016
Little Paxton Primary School, Cambs – 17th March 2016
Littleport Community Primary School, Ely – 18th March 2016
Burrowmoor School, March – 18th March 2016
Stapleford Granary, Cambridge – 18th February 2017 & Heaton Hall, Manchester – 17 April 2017

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