Friday, April 5, 2013

Symphony Community Day - with the Vancouver Island Symphony

Symphony Community Day
FREE Events with the Vancouver Island Symphony
Saturday, April 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

Zing some strings, have a puff, toot and hoot!
It’s Symphony Community Day – And it’s FREE!

Yup, it’s the return of the ever-popular Musical Instrument Zoo on Saturday, April 20 as the Vancouver Island Symphony hosts their Symphony Community Day – and it’s FREE!

Musical Instrument Zoo (11 a.m. - 12 noon)  Rather like a petting zoo, the lobby of the Port Theatre will be transformed into a musical corral where folks can stroll in from shopping, visiting the library, straight from doing chores in the barn or recreating at the swimming pool, and check out the musical critters (instruments). VI Symphony musicians will be on hand to let children ‘have a go’ with a violin, cello, flute, oboe, trombone, trumpet and fun percussion – just to name a few of the musical critters. And there’s no need to get dressed up - it’s rehearsal day. Besides, the VI Symphony is classical and CASUAL!

NoteworthyKids Family Event (11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.) - The whole family (and anyone who is curious and would like to find out what the symphony is like behind the scenes) can come along to hear all about the adventures of the NoteworthyKids’ Music Club and meet the special musician of the day. It’s to be a surprise so we’re not telling! You gotta be there to find out!

Open Rehearsal (12:30 - 1:30 p.m.) – Then find a seat in the theatre and take in an open rehearsal. Pierre Simard  will be directing the orchestra and the guest artist ready for the evening concert. Watch as the maestro works with the musicians to change a phrase here, add an expression there and have them playing perfectly to give the music just the right feel!

So mosey on down and join in the fun. 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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