Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Classical Kids LIVE! Present Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage, January 30
Theater and music bring Mozart’s musical genius to life
Baltimore, Md. (December 11, 2009) – The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and theater company Classical Kids LIVE! will collaborate in Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage as part of the BSO Family Concert Series on Saturday, January 30 at 11 a.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Described by the Boston Herald as being “far and away the best for introducing children to classical music,” Classical Kids LIVE! will give a theatrical presentation of Mozart’s life while the BSO performs more than 20 excerpts of music from several of Mozart’s most famous works, including Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and The Magic Flute. Told through the eyes of Mozart’s young son Karl, the actors will explore Mozart’s childhood, his pressures as a child prodigy and composer and his passion for music, while examining the familial bonds that Mozart and Karl share. Please see below for complete concert details.
The BSO encourages patrons to arrive early to participate in the BSO Family Fun Zone, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Meyerhoff lobby. Children and their families can take advantage of numerous free, age-appropriate activities, including Port Discovery Children’s Museum’s interactive World Rhythm Drum Circus, the Maryland Zoo’s ZOOmobile, an instrument petting zoo and face painting.
About Classical Kids LIVE!
The Classical Kids LIVE! Theatrical Symphony Concert Series brings to life Susan Hammond's best-selling audio stories for student and family audiences. More than two million children and adults throughout North America and abroad have enjoyed these magically staged concerts designed to bring to life the extraordinary lives and the musical masterpieces of the great classical composers.
The repertoire of Classical Kids LIVE! includes theatrically staged adaptations of Tchaikovsky Discovers America and Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery, as well as dramatic presentations of the Emmy Award-winning Beethoven Lives Upstairs and the popular new addition, Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage.
Classical Kids LIVE! has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Kennedy Center’s National Symphony and recently in China at the Beijing Music Festival with The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
Classical Kids LIVE! is produced by Classical Kids Music Education, a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering classical music education. In combination with the newly released Classical Kids Teaching Edition, an award-winning, fully integrated curriculum study for classrooms, Classical Kids LIVE! serves as one of the world’s best educational outreach programs for promoting the long-term health of classical music.
COMPLETE CONCERT DETAILS
Family Concert Series: Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage
For children ages 4 and up and their families
Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.—Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Doors open at 10 a.m. for the BSO Family Fun Zone.
Tickets for these performances range from $12 to $20 and are available through the BSO Ticket Office, 877.BSO.1444, 410.783.8000 or BSOmusic.org.