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Stan and Mabel - Free Schools Concert
Written and illustrated by Jason Chapman
Music by Paul Rissmann

Narrated by Chris Jarvis
Conducted by Gregory Batsleer
Written and illustrated by Jason Chapman 
Music by Paul Rissmann 

Enjoy all the fun-filled musical adventures of our favourite dog-and-cat duo – live! 

When their flute-playing neighbour heads to La Scala Opera House in Milan to judge the competition for the Greatest Orchestra in the World, Stan and Mabel decide to follow and to create their very own Animal Orchestra along the way! 

Join the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Gregory Batsleer and children’s TV presenter Chris Jarvis to enjoy this fabulous musical tale, written and illustrated by Jason Chapman and set to music by Paul Rissmann. This free concert is ideal for primaries 1 – 4 and includes irresistibly catchy songs with action, ideal for engaging young children in orchestral music, as well as firing up their imaginations.

You’d be barking to miss it! 

If paying for transport is a barrier to your pupils attending the concert, please contact Transport bursaries are available on a first come, first served basis.

Social distancing between classes will be facilitated in the auditorium.

Stan and Mabel beyond the concert hall

Would you like to deliver fun, story-based musical activities for the children and families you work with? The Scottish Chamber Orchestra invite all Nursery - P4 teachers to an experiential online training session focused on Stan and Mabel. Workshop leader Lucy Drever will take you through simple and engaging musical warmups and activities based on the book, and provide you with recordings and other practical
resources. We welcome all teachers irrespective of musical experience or confidence!

This session is FREE to teachers in all Scottish local authorities and is part of the SCO’s Family Festival programme for 2022. To sign up for the online CLPL go to

You can also check out our free resources on

For further information about these events, contact the SCO on or

Other Info
Fri 11 Feb: 1:15pm
Gannochy Trust Auditorium