The London Symphony Orchestra tunes up for Elmer’s 30th Birthday Party!

Posted April 10, 2019

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LSO Elmer April 2019Andersen Press, publishers of Elmer, has announced a unique collaboration with the World-famous, London Symphony Orchestra. The partnership is the latest in a series of new events-based initiatives to celebrate 30 years of Elmer in 2019.

The LSO musicians will deliver their birthday tribute to Elmer the Patchwork Elephant with a musical re-telling of the latest book in the Elmer series, Elmer’s Walk featuring specially commissioned music by composer Lillie Harris created for the under 5s, two performances will take place at The Jerwood Hall in LSO St Luke’s, London at 10am and 11.30am on June 23rd. An interactive concert for mini music makers, Elmer’s Walk offers younger children a chance to experience a live performance and to dance and sing their way through the concert as the instruments bring the tale to life.

Paul Black, PR and Brand Director, at Andersen Press comments,

“We’ve worked in collaboration with London Symphony Orchestra for a number of years now, but this is the first time we’ve worked with them on an Elmer story, and there’s no better time to do it as we celebrate 30 years of Elmer! Partnering with LSO on the mindful Elmer’s Walk is a unique and fun way for fans old and new to see the story brought to life, by world-class musicians.”

Other event partners involved in Andersen Press’ 30th Birthday celebrations for Elmer include; Wild in Art for Elmer’s Big Art Parades family sculpture trails; anti-bullying charity Kidscape, for whom Elmer is the ambassador for Friendship Friday; Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books with ‘Elmer & Friends’, the first retrospective of David McKee’s iconic illustration work and Rockefeller Productions for their Elmer Live Show, which is touring the UK in 2019.


For more information please contact Paul Black, PR and Brand Director at Andersen Press:

T. 0207 840 8710