On Saturday, February 4 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 the third Symphony Kids concert.  Created for children ages 5 to 10, Symphony Kids is a free one-hour 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 My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World, the concert features music from Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Fauré’s Pavanne, and focuses on the use of melody in music.  Complete with costumed actors and narrator, the concert explores the use of moods in music, specifically how things are not always what they seem to be in life.  “The Symphony Kids concerts also capture important life lessons,” explains Symphony Education Coordinator Barb Berg.   This concert teaches the moral that we do not love people because they are beautiful; they are beautiful because we love them.   “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 Barb 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.

2016-2017 Season Symphony Kids Concert Series – FREE

Symphony Kids 1: Saturday, 1 October 2016, 10:00 a.m. ~ There’s a Monster in My Closet

Symphony Kids 2: Saturday, 5 November 2016, 10:00 a.m. ~ I Need A Pet!

Symphony Kids 3: Saturday, 4 February 2017, 10:00 a.m. ~ My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

Symphony Kids 4: Saturday, 8 April 2017, 10:00 a.m. ~ The Engine That Could

** All Symphony Kids concerts take place at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.**

Symphony Kids is sponsored by generous support from Blue Cross Blue Shield, American Chemet, the Base Camp, Montana Cultural Trust, and Mignon & Ron Waterman.

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