Just for Kids returns to Oro Valleyby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Sep. 26, 2013, under Press Releases
With support from the Oro Valley community, Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and Tucson Symphony Orchestra presents Just for Kids music series in Northwest Tucson
Sept. 24, 2013— With string, wind and brass instruments in hand, Tucson Symphony Orchestra ensembles will return to Oro Valley this fall to connect kids to music.
Just for Kids, presented by Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, will take place at Oro Valley Town Hall Council
Chambers, 11000 N. La Canada, in conjunction with the Saturday Farmer’s Market.
Each month, a new performance theme explores interactive performances. 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 series is made possible through underwriting support from Oro Valley resident Bill Adler, the Oro Valley Community Foundation, and Keve and Irma Sankman. In-kind support provided by the Town of Oro Valley.
Tucson Symphony Orchestra String Quartet – Saturday, Oct. 5
“Bimps and Wolfie”
Share the adventures of young Wolfie (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, that is) through the eyes of his dog, Bimps. Bring your own favorite stuffed animal friend to meet Bimps and help Wolfie compose a new piece of music with special sound effects and animal sounds!
Tucson Symphony Orchestra Wind Quintet – Saturday, Nov. 2
Come hear the classic story of Pinocchio—complete with costumes and all the characters—brought to life through the music of Haydn, Debussy, Shostakovich, and others. Join in the fun dressed as Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket, or the Blue Fairy!
Tucson Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet – Saturday, Dec. 7
“Welcome to Planet Earth, Glissando!”
The residents of Brass Town on planet Earth are about to get the surprise of their lives: a visit from an alien who has journeyed all the way from planet Slide! Will the alien’s strange sounds ever fit into the town’s music? Find out by joining
the brass quintet as they meet this strange creature.
Just for Kids
When: First Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Where: Oro Valley Town Hall Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Canada
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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.