Chamber Babies concert's are very informal events with short programmes that are designed for babies and adults alike.
You can walk, sway, crawl, roll, dance or just chill out to a careful selection of short classical pieces designed both to engage and enchant (or soothe to sleep!). Concerts are aimed at babies from 0-18 months old.
Irish flautist Aisling Agnew & Scottish Guitarist Matthew McAllister
Irish flautist Aisling Agnew and Scottish Guitarist Matthew McAllister are internationally recognised as one of the leading Flute & Guitar Duos. They are renowned for deeply engaging performances, imaginative programming and consummate artistry. Since giving their first concert together at the Harty Room in Belfast in 2001 they have performed extensively around the world earning the highest admiration from audiences.
Past performances include two US tours as well as concerts in Italy, France, Austria, Holland, Peru, Costa Rica, Malaysia, UK and Ireland as well as numerous broadcasts on radio including Classic FM and RTÉ Lyric FM. The Duo recorded their critically acclaimed début CD Recital in 2006, they featured on the Lyric FM CD Hiccup and their most recent recording Bidla was released in 2015.
As this highly expressive form of chamber music continues to grow in popularity, Aisling & Matthew are at the forefront of its evolution through their insightful transcriptions, inspiring arrangements and innovative new works they commission.
Chamber Babies is a venture initiated by Belfast Music Society (BMS) in 2014, designed to offer the best live classical music to the youngest listeners (and their mums and dads). We are delighted to be working in partnership with the BMS on this venture, and concerts take place in the relaxed setting of The Crescent's Cube.
All Chamber Babies concerts are performed by professional classical musicians from Northern Ireland. We welcome all listeners, no matter how young (including mums with bumps!). Take time to enjoy coffee and cake at the Crescent Arts Centre’s cafe before or after the concert.
These concerts are designed specifically for babies UP TO the age of 18 months. We reserve the right not to permit entry for older babies/children. If you are bringing more than one baby, please make sure there is more than one adult in your party!
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