Orchestra Miami’s next program in the Family Fun Concert series offers five different programs to introduce kids to the arts through live music. This diverse series features symphonic music, opera, chamber music, folk music and more.
The performance lasts approximately one hour and is appropriate for children of all ages, and juice and cookies will be served after the performance. All performances are at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Ave., Pinecrest, 33156. Free on-site parking.
Single Tickets for the concerts are $10 for children (ages 3- 17); $15 for adults, $12 for Seniors (65 & up). Subscription prices for the five concerts are $60 for Adults, $50 for Seniors (65 & up) and $40 for children (ages 3- 17) and a Family Pack (2 adults + 2 Children) is $195. Subscribers receive benefits, such as priority seating and study guides/program notes emailed in advance. Tickets are now on sale. To purchase tickets, please visit www.orchestramiami.org or call (305) 274 -2103.
Here’s the schedule:
Nov. 4, 2016 at 8 pm: Tyrannosaurus Sue: A Cretaceous Concerto: What ferocious former meat eater is 40 feet long, 12 feet high and weighs more than 10 tons? It’s Tyrannosaurus Sue- the largest and best preserved existing T-Rex fossil in the world! Through the magic of music, we travel back 67 million years and discover the life and times of Tyrannosaurus Sue as she competes with a tricky Troodon, chases a Parasaurolophus, and battles with a menacing Triceratops! Performed by the Chamber Ensemble of Orchestra Miami, conducted by Elaine Rinaldi, with narration in English and Spanish.
Jan. 6, 2017 at 8 pm: Visions of America: Teach kids about the power of the wind – both in terms of music and for the planet. Zephyronia is a comic musical parable by composer Bruce Adolphe, with story by Louis A. Gikow, about wind energy and the importance of saving our world with cooperation and understanding; set on the planet of ZEPHYRONIA. Flora and Flutter save the day and make Zephyronia a better place through planet-friendly energy.
March 3, 2017 at 8 pm: Little Red Riding Hood: What happens when Little Red stops to talk to a stranger in the woods? Find out as Orchestra Miami presents Little Red Riding Hood, an opera by Seymour Barab. Performed by three professional opera singers in English, with Orchestra Miami, Elaine Rinaldi conducting.
March 31, 2017 at 8 pm: Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band: With vocals, guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and bass fiddle, Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band bring to life music that is woven into the fabric of the United States: traditional folk songs, fiddle tunes, old-time country, bluegrass, Appalachian music, ragtime, blues, spirituals, railroad and cowboy songs, work songs, sea shanties, reels, breakdowns, ballads, and more. A popular favorite, your kids will have a rollicking, foot-stomping good old time.