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Yannick’s Guide to the Orchestra Offers Fun for Families, March 5 at the Kimmel Center

February 18, 2016

(Philadelphia, February 18, 2016)—Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, March 5 at 11:30 AM at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Yannick’s Guide to the Orchestra, a Family Concert for children ages six through 12, features a program including selections from Elgar’s The Wand of Youth; the first movement from Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 performed by Kasey Shao, the Children’s Division winner of the 2015 Albert M. Greenfield Student Competition; and is anchored by Britten’s classic introduction to symphonic music, narrated by theater and television actor Ben Steinfeld. Please note that Mr. Steinfeld replaces the previously announced Puppet Kitchen on this program.

An interactive Pre-Concert Adventure, free to all ticketholders, begins at 10 AM at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater. Hosted by Settlement Music School, Pre-Concert Adventures enhance the concert hall experience for children and their families. This session, a Guide to the World of Percussion, is led by Bill Marconi and explores the role that the percussionist plays in musical traditions from around the globe.

 

Family Concert: Yannick’s Guide to the Orchestra
March 5 at 11:30 AM – Saturday morning — Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Kasey Shao Piano — Philadelphia Orchestra Debut
Ben Steinfeld Narrator — Philadelphia Orchestra Debut

 

Elgar

Mozart

Britten

Selections from The Wand of Youth

First movement from Piano Concerto No. 23

The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

 

Whether you know this timeless and entertaining children’s classic by heart or are hearing it for the first time, you’ll love how Britten dissects the orchestra, examines all the parts, and brings it all back together in a glorious tapestry of sound! Yannick brings his infectious enthusiasm to The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and gives families the ultimate VIP tour of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Plus, hear Albert M. Greenfield Student Competition winner Kasey Shao perform the first movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23.

Tickets start at $20, and are available at 215.893.1999 or philorch.org.

Family Concerts are sponsored by American Airlines.

 

 

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