North Carolina Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn and special guests Mariachi Cobre take families on an hour-long musical tour of Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Peru with “Latin Fiesta,” the second installment of the 2009-10 Young People’s Concert Series at Meymandi Concert Hall at downtown Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Saturday, January 16, at 11:00 a.m.
A regular attraction at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center for the past 12 years, Mariachi Cobre launches our journey south with the energetic music of mariachi trailblazers Rubén Fuentes and Agustín Lara. Join them in a clap-along rendition of “Mexican Hat Dance,” and enjoy the North Carolina Symphony’s fiery follow-ups: Leroy Anderson’s “Blue Tango,” Morton Gould’s “Rhumba,” celebrated selections by Manuel de Falla and Armando Guevara Ochoa, and more.
Before the concert, join Symphony members and our partners at the Marbles Kids Museum for the Marbles Learn Your Notes and Be the Conductor activities. The Symphony also hosts the hands-on Instrument Zoo, giving children the unforgettable opportunity to try out orchestra instruments and learn from the pros. The pre-concert fun begins at 10:00 a.m., so come early for this eye (and ear) opening experience.
The 2009-10 Young People’s Concert Series will conclude with “Let’s Dance,” March 13, wrapping up this unparalleled opportunity to introduce children to music through an innovative, fun family outing.
Mariachi Cobre will also be performing on the North Carolina Symphony’s Pops series on January 15 and 16 at 8pm at Meymandi Concert Hall with an expanded evening concert program.
For tickets and more information, visit the North Carolina Symphony Web site at www.ncsymphony.org or call at 919.733.2750, Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm.