Monday, 01 November 2010 08:30
Emily Saves the Orchestra
ESSO Symphony for Kids
A young girl’s battle to save melody, harmony, dynamics, and rhythm
In the first ESSO Symphony for Kids concert of the season, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Platypus Theatre welcome children of all ages to lend their hand in helping Emily to save all aspects of beautiful music. In this theatrical introduction to instruments of the orchestra and the basic elements of music, a colourful cast of characters join Enbridge Resident Conductor Lucas Waldin at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music to tell the story of a brave and determined young girl.
During a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Emily is drawn out of her seat and onto the stage by the strains of lovely orchestral music. But her bold behaviour brings her more than she has bargained for as she soon finds herself face to face with the lord of darkness and noise, the terrible monster Cacopholous. The battle to save melodies, harmonies, dynamics, and rhythm begins, and Emily seeks necessary help from her audience member friends to keep orchestral music heard and enjoyed.
Arrive early for pre-concert “Hear the Music” activities for the kids, beginning at 1:15 pm in the main lobby. From creating movement patterns to live music, to crafting their own playable tambourines, children can also learn all about the “Science of Sound” at the Telus World of Science exhibit.
This concert is approximately 60-minutes in duration and performed without intermission. Ticket prices range from $21 – $29 for Adults and $13 – $17 for Children (agency fees apply). Call the Winspear Centre Box Office at (780) 428-1414 or 1-800-563-5081, or purchase online
This next performance of the ESSO Symphony for Kids series takes place January 15th, 2011
. Dandi Productions presents a creative and feisty twist on Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood.
Thank you to our generous series sponsor ESSO Imperial Oil Foundation, series media sponsor 105.9 Shine FM, and Enbridge for their support of our Resident Conductor Program.
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