Sunday December 22nd
Tune in for some favourite Christmas music including Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson, and some beautiful Christmas carols from around the world and closer to home, sung by RTÉ Cór na nÓg. We'll also hear the enchanting story of The Night Before Christmas, told by Risteárd Cooper with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gavin Maloney. And watch the video below with film music composer John Williams conducting a performance of Sleigh Ride!
Thursday December 26th, 9am
Classical Kids makes a special appearance on St. Stephen's Day, as Ian McGlynn introduces the enchanting tale of The Sorceror's Apprentice. We'll visit a gingerbread house to meet Hansel and Gretel, and hear part two of the story of The Snowman, with music by Howard Blake.
Sunday December 29th, 7am
Do you have a favourite story? This morning Classical Kids feature some of our favourite musical tales including Peter and the Wolf. We'll visit a magical toyshop too with music by Rossini and Respighi and hear the story of a lonely instrument who just wants a pretty tune to play - Tubby the Tuba!
Sunday January 5th, 7am
We’re all about speed on today’s Classical Kids, as we look at ‘tempo’ and hear the differences between slow and fast pieces of music. We’ll take a listen to Songs before Sleep by Richard Rodney Bennett which include beautiful versions of favourite nursery rhymes including Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star, and we’ll hear the story of the Runaway Bunny read by Brooke Shields!