Friday Night Is Music Night

Join CBBC’s Naomi Wilkinson as she presents a musical adventure for all the family - the Ten Pieces Prom.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Singers and the Ten Pieces Children's Choir, conducted by Rafael Payare perform this year’s selection, featuring music by the great composers including Dvorak, Stravinsky, Elgar, Copland and, Sibelius. Naomi is joined on stage by actors Josie Lawrence as Molly the bird watcher and Paapa Esiedu as the incredible composer Joseph Bologne.

Bologne was born in Guadaloupe the son of a slave. His life reads like an adventure story - he became personal bodyguard to Louis the Fifteenth, a brilliant swordsman and all round athlete, swimmer, dancer, skater, violinist, composer and all in all a spectacular person. Together Naomi, Molly and Joseph set off to discover the characters and stories behind some spectacular orchestral pieces and hear the imaginations of a new generation of music-makers.

During the interval Naomi discovers other pieces of music written to introduce children to classical music - including Peter and the Wolf and Tubby the Tuba.

  • Presenter: Naomi Wilkinson
  • Producer: A BBC Production

Publicity contact: SH8