Tucson Symphony Orchestra performs kids’ concert Nov. 3by Hot Off The Press (Release) on Oct. 23, 2012, under Press Releases
With support from the Oro Valley community, Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance has brought back Just for Kids music series, with next performance featuring TSO wind quintet
Oct. 23, 2012— Journey into the world of animals through music inspired by the wild.
Kids can experience fun outdoor environments as Debussy’s “Carnival of the Animals” comes to life on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. during Just for Kids with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra
Travel through forests and ponds with music illustrating playful amphibians in a new animal adventure. Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite animal or to bring (stuffed) animal friends for a morning filled with music, stories and fun.
“Carnival of the Animals” will be recreated with the orchestra’s wind quintet at Oro Valley Town Hall Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Canada, in conjunction with the Saturday Farmer’s Market.
Just for Kids explores interactive ways to connect kids to the arts through music. With free admission to the concert, the program teaches children about music through engagement and hands-on experiences with instruments.
The popular series delivers fun and informal chamber ensemble concerts lasting 45 to 50 minutes. The performances use participation with the kids to introduce classical music and orchestral instruments in an entertaining and kid-friendly environment to families including those with very young children.
The Town of Oro Valley and Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) restored this beloved event, after discontinuing for several years due to lost financial support. Thanks to the generous underwriting of Bill Adler, the public can enjoy this interactive, musical performance for free.
Just for Kids – “Carnival of the Animals”
When: Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m.
Where: Oro Valley Town Hall Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Canada
Phone: (520) 797-3959
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About the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance
The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a not-for-profit organization that exists to ensure that, through engagement in arts and culture, our communities produce strong, inspired citizens. SAACA enlists artists, businesses, governments, and individuals to expand artistic and cultural opportunities in their respective communities. To enhance access to the arts and to promote cultural awareness in the communities it serves, SAACA presents large-scale festivals, events and other programs. The Alliance also promotes educational opportunities in the arts and culture for both the young and the old.
The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) grew out of the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council (GOVAC), an organization established in 1997 to provide artistic and cultural opportunities for residents of northwest Tucson. GOVAC eventually became one of the largest arts organizations in the region. In 2009, owing to its success, the group expanded its mission to include creation of partnerships with business, governments, and communities throughout Southern Arizona that would encourage innovative, creative cultural expression in the arts for years to come.
For more information about programs and events produced by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, go to www.saaca.org.