Free Classical Concerts for Kids
Orchestra Miami is pleased to present a series of free chamber music concerts aimed at children ages three to eight.
“Story Time with Orchestra Miami” will feature two magical musical compositions: Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears with music composed by Bruce Adolphe. Perfect for the attention spans of our young audience, this fun and engaging program will last approximately 45 minutes. “The goal of this program is to introduce children to contemporary classical music and make the experience a fun event for them,” says Elaine Rinaldi, Founder and Artistic Director of Orchestra Miami.
Little Red Riding Hood is a fun and surprising version of the beloved tale for violin, viola, cello, oboe, and piano. Even wolf fans like this one! In Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Papa Bear is the cello, Mama Bear is the viola, and Baby Bear is the violin. Goldilocks is the oboe, and the piano ties it all together in this jazzy, funny version. Both pieces will be narrated by a special guest narrator, and Orchestra Miami Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi will speak about the different motives and introduce the children to the instruments.
Bruce Adolphe wrote this remarkable music. A renowned composer, his works are performed throughout the world. Among his many roles, he currently serves as resident lecturer and director of family concerts for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
There will be two performances: Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 4:00 PM at the Coral Gables Museum, located at 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (this event is a part of Family Day on Aragon), and Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 3:00 Pm at the Lemon City Branch Library, located at 430 NE 61 Street, Miami, FL 33137 in Little Haiti (this concert sponsored in part by the Miami Dade Public Library System).
Orchestra Miami’s mission is to bring world-class quality symphonic music to all South Floridians. For more information, please go to our website at www.OrchestraMiami.org or call (305) 274-2103.