“Happy Gabby’s Classical Music Adventure”, a large-scale in-mall interactive classical music concert designed for expectant mums and children aged 0-6 years will soon start being staged live at Olympian City and Citywalk. Taking place between 29 June and 21 July it’s hoped the performances will sow the seeds of music appreciation among infants.
Riding on the trend of Hong Kong parents incorporating music into natal care – to engage and interact with their babies with audio the projects positive emotions – the concert aims to provide parents and their babies an opportunity to appreciate classical music in a fun way.
The “Happy Gabby’s Classical Music Adventure” musical concert is adapted from the popular book “Happy Gabby Plays Classical Music” which features charming rhymes, catchy melodies, and engaging illustrations.
In collaboration with the book’s author, Jo Anne, the concert will be conducted by principal violist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Ling, along with other renowned musicians performing with a wide array of musical instruments. They will showcase classical masterpieces, such as Richard Strauss’ “Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche”, Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers, Saint-Saens’ “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”, Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”, and many more.
The event will interact with parents and babies via playful interactions and group activities. Pop-up stores will also be set up at Olympian City and Citywalk, where Happy Gabby children’s music book series will be available for purchase.
Aiming for a more casual vibe, parents and their babies will find stretching out on the mall’s lawn at the Happy Gabby music concert a different experience from conventional concerts held at formal venues where little ones would have to keep quiet and still.