The North Carolina Symphony kicks off its three-concert 2009-10 Young People’s Series on Saturday, October 31 at 11:00am and 2:00pm in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts with “Phantoms of the Orchestra.”
A ghostly musician enters the stage and plays Bach’s Toccata and Fugue, thus calling forth… the “phantoms of the orchestra.” The story of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice is brought vividly to life in this eye-catching family-friendly concert program. Conductor Timothy Myers leads the Symphony in this program of spine-tingling music and hair-raising fun. Celebrate Halloween by dressing up in your costumes and participating this unique family outing that is sure to entertain and delight children (and adults) of all ages.
Also features guest artists Magic Circle Mime Company who will join in the fun and act out the story on stage as the musicians play. Magic Circle Mime Company is regarded as one of today’s premier family attractions. Their highly acclaimed performances, which unite the concert orchestra with visual theater, are consistently praised for imaginative and innovative content. They have performed with virtually every major orchestra in North America and many other arts organizations world-wide as well.
Before the concerts, join us in the lobby for the exciting and interactive Instrument Zoo. This hands-on activity features North Carolina Symphony musicians demonstrating their instruments and gives you the opportunity to try them out for yourself. This pre-concert fun starts an hour before each concert, so come early for the full experience.
Join us for the entire 2009-10 Young People’s Series with other upcoming performances of “Latin Fiesta” on Saturday, January 16 and “Let’s Dance” on March 13. All YPC performances start at both 11am and 2pm at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. This concert series is a wonderful way to introduce children to classical music and make for great innovative family outings.