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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Learning and fun for kids with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra

 
According to a release from the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, there will be a chance to "put on your PJs, grab your favorite stuffed animal," and join the NHSO for this year’s Family Concert Series: “Once Upon A Time...”
 
"This concert series celebrates the magic of fairy tales and each concert concludes with a beautiful lullaby that families share at home," the release said.
 
The free series will continue with Ferdinand The Bull at 2 p.m. Feb. 6 at Davis Street School in New Haven and 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at Shelton Intermediate School, the release said.

"Strings are the focus of this concert, which will begin with a short medley taken from Robert Schumann’s Album for the Young. Connecticut soprano Anne Rhodes will narrate the beloved childhood tale Ferdinand the Bull, the story of a bull named Ferdinand who doesn’t like to fight, before singing Aaron Copland’s “Simple Gifts,” “The Little Horses,” and “I Bought Me A Cat.” The concert will end with the familiar, lilting waltz melody from Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty."
 
Starting at 1:30 p.m. before the concert, the NHSO will offer an Instrument Discovery Zone where children can tap, tickle, and toot real orchestral instruments  the release said. Following the concert, families are invited to stay for a healthful snack. New Haven Reads will partner with the NHSO once again to provide free children’s books for everyone who attends the concert, the release said.
 
In the photo: a child participating in the Instrument Discovery Zone (credit: Joe Crawford).
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