Saturday 1 April 10.30am – 11.30am
£8.00 (£6.00 under 16)
Family Ticket: £22.00 (2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children)

Join the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) for a fun packed family show of a newly crafted version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute by Hazel Gould

Kirsty is a bird. Tim is a bird catcher. Every day he must catch a new bird to take to the queen for her collection. In return she gives him food and drink. This is a good arrangement. One day Tim catches Kirsty – and is going to take her to the Queen – but Kirsty does not want to be caught or to live in a palace. She wants to be free. Tim is frightened of the Queen, but is moved by Kirsty’s plight. He tries to let her free, but is caught by The Queen. The Queen won’t let them off, but agrees to give them a chance to free themselves. First she challenges them to be silent, but Tim can’t manage it. The Queen says that the challenges are over, but Kirsty begs for another chance. The Queen agrees, and gives them the trials of Fire and Water. She offers them weapons – a Flute and some bells, everyone knows that they are doomed to fail. As they attempt the trials, at first they get nowhere, but then they decide to use their flute and bells – and the fire and water are calmed. Their music has saved the day! Tim and Kirsty are set free, and Tim goes with Kirsty to live life as a bird, flying around the world.

Suitable for children aged 5 upwards and their parents and carers.

The NCEM is delighted to work in partnership with OAE Education, York Music Hub and the University of York to support early years music and KS1 provision in York over the next five years.

Principal Funder OAE Year 1 Skryme Hart Charitable Trust and Susan Palmer OBE.

NCEM is supported by the Mayfield Valley Arts Trust

Please note there is a £1.50 administration fee per transaction

Event Date: 01/04/2023 10:30 am

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