What are ABC Concerts?
ABC Concert are established and acclaimed professional concerts across the South of England with regular concerts each month alongside special events through the year.
Established as experts in providing concerts for families, ABC Concerts takes out all the etiquette and expectations of a classical concert, replacing the barriers with a relaxed and creative environment. Little ones dance, jig, singalong, clap, eat rice crackers, sit on laps, cuddle with grand-parents or stand entranced by world class performers who bring the same intensity, virtuosity and musicality to this audience as they do to the concerts halls of UK and beyond.
This environment is perfect for families, parents, friends, groups with pre-school children or babies as well as older siblings. Music is to be enjoyed and shared, and this is what ABC Concerts are all about.
You will as likely find a new-mother with a new born, or grandparents with 2 year old twins, or an NCT group at our concerts as you will a family with home schooled children or a small group from a local school or nursery. All are able to take time out from their busy days (adults especially!) and enjoy some of the best live music around.
ABC Concerts is committed to all styles of music and regularly brings a wide variety of performers, instrumentalists and styles to their dedicated audiences. These include the Virutoso String Trio, Monington Duo (Clarinet & Piano), acclaimed pianist Samantha Carrasco, són, up-and-coming alt-folk trio Tenderlore, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Notos Reed Trio, The Aurora Duo (Flute & Harp) the Jingle Bell Jazz Band and the Easter Bunny Folk Band amongst many others.
Concert goer reviews:
‘Highly recommend these concerts, especially for those with children with special needs who really love music but struggle to sit still like you normally need to be at a music concert!!’
‘If you and/or your little one are tired, stressed or a little bit fraught, these concerts are the perfect tonic. The beautiful music soothes and amuses the kids while giving parents chance to sit still for half an hour and enjoy something for them too. Lovely!’
‘The musicians are great at engaging the children and sit among them, talking to them and encouraging them throughout. Ally brought her big recorders right into the middle of the room and told a lovely story. Afterwards, we could go and look at the instruments and were even allowed a go on the recorders! Definitely recommend and looking forward to the next one.’
A Note from our partners
Our partnership with ABC Concerts has been extremely valuable for our organisations audience development; complementing our existing activity and engaging new audiences. The concerts meet our organisation’s strategic objective of enabling more people to experience high quality music. This is achieved through the affordable ticket prices and accessibility of each event. Each concert is engaging and professional, with the format being conductive to capturing the attention of babies and parents alike. We are delighted to work with ABC Concerts here at Portsmouth Guildhall.
Hayley Reay - Learning and Participation Manager, Portsmouth Guildhall
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