A quirky quartet of playful musicians create an enchanting classical music experience for 0 – 18 month olds and their grown ups. Discover two violins, one cello and one very mischievous raccoon.
Hup is created for babies, and has a relaxed and comfortable performance style with the chance to stay and play afterwards.
Hazel Darwin-Edwards and Abigail Sinar created Hup in association with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The co-creators worked in two childcare settings in Aberdeen, Scotland for six months, with babies aged 0-18 months. Through this process they simultaneously developed a classical score and a new play for babies.
Created by: Starcatchers, Glasgow, Scotland
Best for Ages 0-18 Months
45 minutes- including 10 minutes of play
Sensory Friendly or Relaxed performances available
Photo Credit: Dahlia Katz
“Both transfixing and mesmerising, this relaxed and intimate delight of a performance is full of surprises geared right at tiny tots, but clever enough to draw in the adults in the room as it magically links nature and music.”
For parents with small children, most music is reduced to tinny, high-pitched nursery rhymes embedded by Satan into toys to play on an eternal loop. So the original compositions here, all lilting chord progressions that invoke a bucolic serenity, is like the relief of a cool towel on a feverish brow. Hup does what the best kids shows do. It restores a sense of magic and wonder in the oldest, and introduces this vital gift to the very youngest.