Gaspard's London Foxtrot orchestral recording

by Graffeg in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

£1,450

raised of £12,500 target
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This project will only be funded if at least £12,500 is pledged by January 31st 2020 at 12:50pm

To record Gaspard's London Foxtrot with the Philharmonia Orchestra and make it free to every primary school in the UK

by Graffeg in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Gaspard's London Foxtrot is a new orchestral tale for children in the tradition of Peter and the Wolf, composed by Jonathan Dove based on the book by broadcaster and author Zeb Soanes and illustrator James Mayhew. The music will be performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra and narrated by Zeb Soanes.

Gaspard's London Foxtrot is the latest instalment in the charming Gaspard the Fox picture book series by Zeb and James and the perfect introduction to classical music for young children. The fun storyline follows Gaspard who accidentally takes the 38 bus from Islington to Hyde Park and unexpectedly finds himself at a classical concert, inspiring the name of the piece, 'Gaspard’s London Foxtrot'. 

The Gaspard the Fox series has found many fans since first publishing in May 2018, with Zeb and James making regular appearances at festivals and schools, entertaining thousands of children with his adventures. 

Gaspard’s London Foxtrot will premiere at the Three Choirs Festival on 27 July 2020 performed live by the Philharmonia Orchestra with Zeb Soanes narrating and James Mayhew live painting, before going on to tour across the UK with the Docklands Sinfonia, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

Zeb Soanes says: 'James and I share a passion for music and communicating that imaginatively to young audiences. Independently we have both performed with orchestras as storytellers over the years and this project will bring us together on stage narrating and illustrating our own book. We are overjoyed that Jonathan Dove has composed such truly wonderful music for Gaspard’s London Foxtrot and we can’t wait to perform it. We are delighted that Graffeg wish to make the audio recording freely available to every primary school in the UK.'

Gaspard’s London Foxtrot crowdfunder aims to raise £12,500 to cover recording costs of the music and narration to produce an orchestral edition book and CD. The audio recording will be made available free of charge to all primary schools in the UK.  

We hope you can give generously to help us achieve our aim.

Many thanks for your support.

Rewards include:

  • Raffle entry for a signed limited edition of Gaspard's London Foxtrot special orchestral book and CD 
  • Signed limited editions of Gaspard's London Foxtrot orchestral edition book and CD 
  • Tickets to the recording of Gaspard's London Foxtrot with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Zeb Soanes
  • Tickets to the recording of Gaspard's London Foxtrot plus meet and greet with Jonathan Dove, Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew
  • Tickets to the Gaspard's London Foxtrot premiere at the Three Choirs Festival (27 July 2020) plus meet and greet with Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew 
  • Original art work from James Mayhew

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Raffle entry to win signed orchestral book and CD

Enter raffle for a signed limited edition of Gaspard's London Foxtrot orchestral book and CD

£30 or more

11 of 100 claimed

Signed orchestral book and CD

Signed limited edition of Gaspard's London Foxtrot orchestral book and CD

£50 or more

3 of 10 claimed

Tickets to the performance recording

Tickets to the recording of the performance of Gaspard's London Foxtrot with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Zeb Soanes

£100 or more

2 of 5 claimed

Tickets to performance recording plus meet & greet

Tickets to the recording of the performance of Gaspard's London Foxtrot with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Zeb Soanes plus meet and greet with Jonathan Dove, Zeb Soanes, James Mayhew, the orchestra and conductor.

£150 or more

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Tickets to premiere plus meet and greet

Tickets to the Gaspard's London Foxtrot premiere (27 July 2020) at the Three Choirs Festival in Worcester with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew plus meet and greet with Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew alongside members of the orchestra, plus sketch produced by James Mayhew in the premiere. NB extra tickets available to sit as a group at cost price.

£300 or more

1 of 3 claimed

Signed Gaspard the Fox painting

Original sketch of Gaspard the Fox painted in ink and watercolour on watercolour paper signed and dated by James Mayhew.

£400 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Preliminary sketch from Gaspard's London Foxtrot

Original preliminary sketches from Gaspard's London Foxtrot in ink and watercolour on watercolour paper signed and dated by James Mayhew.


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