The New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) 2017 Family Series continues its journey “Around the World” at Three Little Pigs Saturday, March 25, at 2:00pm at Davis Street School in New Haven and Sunday, March 26, at 2:00pm at Shelton Intermediate School in Shelton. These concerts, presented free of charge, are programmed specifically for children ages 3-9 and encourage audience members to listen, play, and participate in the music through interactive programs inspired by children’s literature.
At the performance, the absent minded professor Dr. Beat (played by George McTyre) and his assistant Allegra (Cheri Brooks) will lead the audience in a music-fueled time-travel adventure around the world. Joined by the three little pigs, they will visit Greece, Romania, Ireland and England. The music will be performed by the NHSO String Quartet – NHSO violin Avi Nagin, NHSO assistant principal second violin Millie Piekos, NHSO viola Jill Pellett Levine, and NHSO principal cello Rebecca Patterson.
Starting at 1:15pm before the concert, the NHSO will offer an Instrument Discovery Zone where children can tap, tickle, and toot real orchestral instruments before the 2:00pm performance. Following the concert, families are invited to stay for an afternoon snack. New Haven Reads will partner with the NHSO once again to provide free books for every child who attends the concerts.
Tickets: Free Admission; No prior registration required
The 2017 Family Series is sponsored by the State of Connecticut, the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, the Katharine Matthies Foundation, NewAlliance Foundation, Pitney Bowes, Suzio York Hill, Xerox Foundation, International Association of New Haven, WMNR Fine Arts Radio, New Haven Reads, and Alliance Children’s Theater.