As part of See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Resident at Southbank Centre, are performing a special family concert celebrating life on earth!
Inspired by Haydn’s The Creation, this engaging family concert mixes the worlds of music and science, presented by Professor Russell Foster FRS and music animateur Mark Withers.
See Further into Russell Foster’s life with these quick questions!
For the safety of my children – Charlotte, William, Victoria.
My wife’s mobile - Elizabeth. She rarely answers!
Perfection is subjective and so cannot exist in any substantive way. There is the illusion of perfection and one might feel that some person, object or event is perfect at one moment in time – but alas nothing is truly perfect. Indeed the realisation that nothing can be perfect represents the end of adolescence and the beginning of the management of expectation.
In Public Life: The Queen – Life of dedication and personal self-sacrifice when it would have been so easy to have sat back and abused a privileged position. Has used position for good.
In My Private Life: My wife Elizabeth for putting up with me and being the most honest and decent person I know.
Effortless and masterful skill with the violin or in mathematics.
Attending - what I think was the first live performance of - “Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs” by Michael Nyman and then meeting him briefly after the event. The energy of the music performed live by the Michael Nyman Band was remarkable.
The Royal Society – http://royalsociety.org/
That the power of reason usually triumphs over our emotions – along with the appreciation that most of us respond emotionally in most situations! Also that humour is the glue of a civilized society. An individual, group, society or civilization that cannot laugh at itself is lost.
All four operas of The Ring of the Nubelung by Richard Wagner
In this the 21st Century it is far too early to say. In the 20th Century it is without doubt the understanding of how DNA encodes life and the central dogma of Gene > mRNA > Protein.
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Family Concert: A Celebration of Life on Earth is performed on Sunday 27 June 2010 at 4pm, and is preceded by several pre-concert free events in Queen Elizabeth Hall. Tickets are available for just £5 for under-16s, and £10 for adults.