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The Orchestra Moves - Family Concert

  • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium 307 Church St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (map)

By any definition, music moves. Melody, rhythm, and harmony all change, shift, and develop. When an orchestra plays for us, we may notice more than one kind of movement. On the outside, we can hear sounds move as the musicians change their pitches, rhythms, and dynamics. We can see the musicians’ bodies move as they play. On the inside, we may feel our emotions moving and changing in response to the music we hear. Sometimes music might even create a sense of physical movement as sounds become heavier or lighter, rise up or tumble down. Through the Link Up repertoire and an interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover how The Orchestra Moves!

The program will include the following selections:
Bizet                  Toreador from the opera "Carmen"
Strauss               The Blue Danube
Mozart                Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Beethoven          Symphony No. 5 excerpt
Britten                Main Theme from The Young People's Guide to the Orchestra
...and more!

Following the program we will have our Orchestra Petting Zoo where children can actually try out various instruments and talk to some of the orchestra musicians.

Earlier Event: February 24
Symphonic Fire
Later Event: March 23
South County Classical Overture