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The Little Green Road to Fairyland - Elena Kats-Chernin/ Katie Noonan / Camerata
Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra
featuring Katie Noonan vocals
ABC Classic invites you on a magical journey into a world of fairies, dreams and enchanted trees, where love and music are more powerful than anything. Join us on The Little Green Road to Fairyland.
Two small children, Maykin and her brother Robin, are being settled in their beds by their mother, who is reading their favourite book, The Little Green Road to Fairyland. Slowly they fall asleep, when a Fairy appears through their bedroom window, sprinkles her magic fairy dust over the sleeping children, and takes them on a magical journey!
Based on the beloved children’s book by author Annie R. Rentoul and illustrator Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, this album features gorgeous music by composer Elena Kats-Chernin performed by one of Australia’s greatest singers, five-time ARIA Award-winner Katie Noonan, and Camerata - Queensland’s acclaimed chamber orchestra.
This timeless tale and beautiful music will spark the imagination of audiences young and old with a tale of love, hope, compassion and a touch of fairy magic.
Originally commissioned by the Queensland Music Festival in 2011, The Little Green Road to Fairyland was recommissioned in 2019 as a co-production between Queensland Music Festival and Queensland Ballet. The Little Green Road to Fairyland will be performed at the Playhouse, QPAC and will tour regional Queensland throughout June and July 2019.
The Little Green Road to Fairyland
Original ballet score by Elena Kats-Chernin,
orchestrated by Steve Newcomb
1 ‘Long Ago’
3 The Dream Begins
4 Robin and Maykin in the Magic Forest
6 Tree of Love
7 Hopscotch Frolicking
9 Meeting Jasper
10 Fairy’s Flute
11 Jasper’s Flute
14 Tree of Music
15 Flute Travel
16 Meeting Sylvie
17 ‘Hush-a-Bye Possum’
19 Tree of Compassion
20 Sylvie’s New Dress
21 Tree of Magic: ‘Fairy Child’
22 Time to Depart
23 Butterfly and the Little Green Road
24 The Door to Fairyland
25 ‘Beyond the Little Door’
27 Waking from the Dream