The Hawk’s Tale

April 14, 2015 by TDLP

To celebrating the 10th anniversary of the London Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery programme, LSO commissioned TDLP to write an exciting interactive family piece performed by LSO and TDLP musicians.


Inspired by LSO’s residency at St. Lucas Church, The Hawk’s Tale brings to life the history of the building and the golden dragon who rests on the roof of the church. Join the dragon, the hawk and the night-watch beetles as they lead you on a musical adventure. Help build a giant hawk’s nest, create a dragon and learn the dragon call, make beetle head dresses and join in the dance of the night-watch beetle.

The Hawk’s Tale invites families to create patterns, make music and explore different emotions, from the excitement of the dragon’s flight to the danger of the night-watch beetle’s approach. Together you will experience new and exciting ways to listen to and appreciate music and the day rounds off with an interactive concert!

A wonderful introduction to classical music and storytelling for young children.

Been involved in The Hawk’s Tale?  We would love to hear about your adventures after taking part. Did you create an amazing dragon’s head? Upload your pictures and adventures below or let us know on facebook.


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