City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

I was asked by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to create a series of illustrations to accompany their performance of Debussy’s Toy Box. The peformance was narrated by Catherine Arlidge and was part of their Debussy Festival in 2018.
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The street with an old-fashioned toy shop and street lamp (I included the Birmingham Library for a touch of updated relevance)

Pulcinella dances (all the toys take a turn)

A grumpy elephant wanders in.. the dolls play music that’s meant to calm elephants.. he remains unimpressed and storms out!

There is a fierce battle between the soldier’s army and Pulcinella’s

The soldier is wounded. He still has the doll’s flower on his heart.

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