Family Fun at The Cottier Chamber Project - 2nd and 16th June 2012

Friday May 11, 2012

Forming a core part of the West End Festival once again, The Cottier Chamber Project will, thanks to investment from Creative Scotland, Enterprise Music Scotland and the W.M.Mann Foundation, feature 22 different ensembles giving 28 concerts over the three week period.  We are delighted to be including three family concerts within the series, welcoming the hugely popular Children’s Classic Concerts for two performances on Saturday June 2nd and then the host ensemble, Daniel’s Beard, on Saturday 16th June.

Children’s Classic Concerts have been presenting family concerts in Scotland for seventeen years. 'Shake, Rattle and Roll' sees the irrepressible Owen and Olly - CCC's frontmen and percussionists extraordinaire - give an hour long concert featuring music from Brazil to China, Philip Glass to Chopin and of course all the trademark CCC hilarity. They will be joined by local musical legend Eddie McGuire in the dual-role of composer and flautist, to give the Glasgow premiere of Panda Suite - a piece specially written to celebrate the arrival of the pandas in Scotland.  The concerts, at 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 2nd June, are priced at £7 for adults and £5 for children if bought in advance, or £9/£6 on the day.

Daniel’s Beard are joined for their now annual WEF performance of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf (arranged by Ostermeyer) by BBC Radio Scotland presenter Jamie MacDougall, this year using Liz Lochhead’s Glaswegian translation of the text.  The programme will also include The Sound of Me, a work developed by Hear My Music as part of a project entitled Drumchapel Sound box. Drumchapel Sound Box worked over a period of 7 months with young people aged 16-25 with a learning disability exploring sound and developing musical and compositional skills. The Sound of Me, by Jennifer Martin, is a culmination of all the musical material collected over this period and explores individual’s characters, describing each person musically.  The concert will open with the selection of nonsense poems that Lenny Sayers set to music for Daniel’s Beard – The Quangle-Wangle’s Hat, Jabberwocky, and for the first time, The Owl and the Pussycat.  The concert is at 4pm on Saturday 16th June and tickets are £7 in advance (under 16s are free) or £9 on the day.

For more information, please contact:

Andy Saunders, Artistic Director
M: 07794 159214


Available from:  Cottier’s Theatre Box Office 0141 357 4000
2nd June 2pm and 4pm:

Childrens’ Classic Concerts : £7 adults, £5 children in advance;  £9/£6 on the day

16th June 4pm:

Daniel’s Beard/Hear My Music: £9 in advance; £7 on the day, under 16s free


Cottiers Theatre, 93 - 95 Hyndland Street, Glasgow, G11 5PU

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