Children’s concert

Alma and the magic flutes

Auditorium Cité de la musique, Strasbourg. Spectacle pour 450 enfants

Auditorium Cité de la musique, Strasbourg. Spectacle pour 450 enfants

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“The flute circus: a musical fairy-tale”

On a nice sunday, a little girl is visiting a castle with her parents. Because she is very curious and independent, she gets lost and finds a big old chest hidden in a corner. She opens it and discovers many recorders of different sizes and times. As she touches them, they will get alive and start speaking, telling her stories about themselves, there time and there music.
Each recorder has its own language and character. One starts playing joyful medieval dances, another tells stories from the Renaissance, one recorder plays music by Bach, another plays extravagant modern music. This day, all the recorders make a real circus and show all they can, sometimes in a poetic and meditative way, sometimes in a crazy and vivid manner. The little girl is having an intense musical moment, as colourful as a rainbow.

Big Baboon, Paul Leenhouts

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Güldener Herbst Festival, october 2008, concert in Meiningen.