On Saturday, February 9 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, members of the Helena Symphony Orchestra continue this Season’s Education Concert Series with another Symphony Kids concert. Created for children ages 5 to 10, Symphony Kids is a free 35-minute concert for audiences of all ages and their and their families. As one of the Symphony’s educational programs, Symphony Kids brings the power of live instrumental music into the hearts of children with specific concerts designed to introduce them to the world of music and instruments.
Titled Ralph, the Runaway Rabbit, the concert features music of Dvořák, and members of the HSO led by Assistant Conductor Steve Olson. Complete with costumed actors and narrator, the concert explores the use of dynamics in music. “Live instrumental music is a wonder to discover,” says Barbara Berg, Symphony Education Coordinator and writer of the Symphony Kids programs. This concerts each offer an important life lesson, and this performance teaches that “a mother’s love is steady and strong.”
“These concerts are designed to make a personal and relevant connection with the children, and we are thrilled to offer these fun, imaginative, and interactive performances by the Symphony musicians and actors,” explains Berg. “This introduction of classical music to children becomes a friendship that lasts a lifetime.”
Performed in the more intimate setting of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, children get to enjoy up-close and personal performances meant to enrich and enhance the music education in the Helena area. Symphony Kids is a 35-minute free concert, and children receive an activity book, and are welcomed to enjoy the Instrument Petting Zoo sponsored by Piccolo’s Music immediately following the concert in the lobby. Several hundred families and children attend these free concerts!
SYMPHONY KIDS – FREE PERFORMANCES at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church at 10:00 a.m.
Symphony Kids 1: Saturday, 29 September 2018, 10:00 a.m. ~ Jack & His Beanstalk
Symphony Kids 2: Saturday, 10 November 2018, 10:00 a.m. ~ Fiona the Frog & Her Violin
Symphony Kids 3: Saturday, 9 February 2019, 10:00 a.m. ~ Ralph, the Runaway Rabbit
Symphony Kids 4: Saturday, 6 April 2019, 10:00 a.m. ~ The Wishing Star
Symphony Kids is sponsored by generous support from Blue Cross Blue Shield, Piccolo’s Music, American Chemet, Montana Cultural Trust, and Ron Waterman.
Please contact the Symphony for interviews with Educator Coordinator Barb Berg.
Saturday, 9 February 2019
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church