West Road Concert Hall
Sat 30 June
City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra

Film concert for children

Children’s concert featuring popular film music

Conductor: Robert Hodge

King Kong is the film credited as the first to have music on a sound track synchronising with the action on screen, the composer being Max Steiner. Music and film went together much earlier than that, using live musicians in the cinema. The aim was to drown the sound of the projector, which audiences found irritating. Curiously, the first ‘talkies’ had no music because producers reckoned the talking was enough to steer attention away from the machinery. What a lot has changed since then. It’s hard to imagine a film without music, and many great composers, from Prokofiev to Britten, have been drawn in. The concert from 4.30—5.30 p.m is for children aged four upwards, who may wish to come dressed as their favourite film character: a pirate, Robin Hood, a hobbit perhaps. And the music? It will come from Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and lots more. Every child or group of children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


Sat 30 June at 4:30pm


60 minutes


West Road Concert Hall



West Road Concert Hall is one of Cambridge's premier music venues. Ideally situated only minutes' walk from the famous Cambridge Backs and King's College, it is renowned for its superb acoustic qualities.

Please note there is restricted viewing from some of the balcony seating.


Three wheelchair spaces are available in the concert hall with easy access at ground floor level throughout the building.

The main entrance to the venue has a double width door, with a push button for automatic opening.



West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road
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Suitable for children aged 4+

30 June 4:30pm – 5:30pm approx 4:30pm – 5:30pm approx Buy tickets