Monday, October 8, 2012

FREE Symphony Community Day with the Vancouver Island Symphony

Symphony Community Day
FREE Events with the VI Symphony
Saturday, October 20, Port Theatre
Musical Instrument Zoo (11 a.m. -12 noon)
NoteworthyKids Music Club Family Event (11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)
Open Rehearsal (12:30-1:30 p.m.)
Reserve your Complimentary Ticket: 250-754-8550

Music is Life. Live it Here!
A ‘Come As You Are’ – FREE Symphony Community Day

What would life be like without music? Imagine silence! No background as you shop, sip coffee in your favourite coffee shop, play games, or watch your favourite movies and TV shows! Nothing to dance to! Nothing to sing to! Nothing to celebrate life or drown sorrows with! How empty!

Music is everywhere, it is part of life, and to show how it is made the Vancouver Island Symphony is hosting Symphony Community Day on Saturday, October 20 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Port Theatre – and it’s FREE! It’s a ‘come as you are’ event – from shopping at the grocery store, visiting the library, having coffee with friends and neighbours, or straight off the soccer field or from the swimming pool. No need to get dressed up to come to the Symphony; it’s a rehearsal day and the musicians are relaxed and casual too!

Musical Instrument Zoo (11 a.m. - 12 noon) - First up is this really popular event that helps youngsters find out what different instruments sound like. Kids get to meet VI Symphony pro-musicians who are on hand to help them play everything from a violin to a cello, flute, trumpet, tuba, bassoon, oboe, French horn, bass and percussion. Have a puff, toot and hoot, pull a bow, zing some strings, and have some fun!

NoteworthyKids Family Event (11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.) - Then it’s time to Meet a Musician. The whole family and anyone interested can come along to hear cellist and NoteworthyKids artistic coordinator Joel Stobbe talk about the exciting NoteworthyKids’ activities for the season. He will then introduce the special musician of the day! It’s to be a surprise so we’re not telling! You gotta be there!

Open Rehearsal (12:30 - 1:30 p.m.) - Everyone is invited to find a seat in the theatre and take in an open rehearsal. The popular Pierre Simard (father of three young children – so he knows all about kids, families and music) will be directing the orchestra and the guest artist in preparation for the upcoming evening concert. Watch as the maestro works with the musicians to change a phrase here, add an expression there (and make notes in pencil on their music scores) - and have them playing perfectly to give the music the right feeling!

FREE TICKETS must be reserved for the Open Rehearsal by calling 250-754-8550.
Donations towards the NoteworthyKids Music Club are welcomed.
For information call 250-754-0177 or visit
Keeping music LIVE!

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