Great opportunity to introduce children to classical music
WE are really upset at the cancellation of the Kenwood concerts this year. We have been attending the concerts yearly for the past 20 years with our children, who now range in age from 13 to 24, so we have been attending since they were new babies to youn
WE are really upset at the cancellation of the Kenwood concerts this year. We have been attending the concerts yearly for the past 20 years with our children, who now range in age from 13 to 24, so we have been attending since they were new babies to young adults.
We have treasured the concerts as they offered an ideal way to introduce our children to classical music in a beautiful setting and in a less rigid and pressured environment. We always encourage our children to be quiet while the music is playing but a little whisper in the ear has caused no disturbance which would be stressful in a silent concert hall.
This has been particularly invaluable in the past few years as our youngest child is severely disabled and could not walk for many years. It was manageable to push his buggy or wheelchair into the disabled seating area which has been a marvellous way for us to bring him to concerts and to enjoy the experience as a family.
I love fireworks but my disabled son is terrified of them and since they were introduced we have had to try to rush out before they start. It was really exciting hearing them once a year in the 1812 overture. Surely reducing the frequency of fireworks would alone have appeased the neighbours somewhat and even so, eight weeks in the entire year seems a small intrusion on the normally peaceful area around Kenwood.
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