Thursday, October 31, 2013

Symphony Community Day with the VI Symphony - a FREE EVENT

The Vancouver Island Symphony presents:
Saturday, November 16, 2013
FREE Evens at the Port Theatre
Musical Instrument Zoo (11 a.m. -12 noon)
NoteworthyKids Music Fan Club Family Event (11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)
Symphony Rehearsal (12:30-1:30 p.m.)
Reserve your Complimentary Ticket: 250-754-8550
CALLING ALL SLEUTHS – there are mysteries to be solved! MYSTERY #1 - How does a French horn sound? A bassoon, clarinet, bass, cello, violin, trombone, trumpet, or oboe? When we listen to music on our iPhones, iPods, computers, TVs and at the movie theatre we hear sounds, but do we know the instruments they come from? MYSTERY #2 - How can we learn about instruments, music and musicians? MYSTERY #3 - And how do all the sounds come together to make music? Let the Vancouver Island Symphony reveal the answers to these mysteries on Saturday, November 16 with their increasingly popular Symphony Community Day – it’s FREE!
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT ZOO (11 a.m. - 12 noon) – Mystery #1 Revealed 
So you’ve always wanted to know what it feels and sounds like to play a trumpet? Come along and find out. Symphony musicians will be in the lobby of the Port Theatre to help kids huff and puff and have a blow, zing some strings and pull a bow, make a toot or have a hoot, or try some rhythm with percussion precision. Many a musician will declare that all it took was someone showing them an instrument for them to decide and declare that was what they wanted to be when they grew up - a violinist, cellist, flutist, trumpeter, etc.
NOTEWORTHYKIDS FAMILY EVENT (11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.) – Mystery #2 Revealed
The VI Symphony has fans! They are the NoteworthyKids Music Fan Club. At the NoteworthyKids Family Event you can find out about NoteworthyKids adventures, about how they meet and learn about a musician and their instrument, and about the benefits of being a member of the club. But, there‘s a mystery not being revealed here – and that is who the musician of the day will be. You will have to come to the Family Event to find out.
SYMPHONY REHEARSAL (12:30 - 1:30 p.m.) – Mystery #3 Revealed
Find a seat in the theatre, take in a symphony rehearsal, and watch as all the musicians and their instruments come together to make music. The conductor, Maestro Pierre Simard, will gesture with his baton and work with the musicians and guest artist to change a phrase here, add an expression there, to give the music just the right feel, ready for the concert that evening!
So bring along your sleuthing friends and family, and anyone who loves solving mysteries. FREE TICKETS must be reserved for the Symphony Rehearsal by calling 250-754-8550. Donations towards the NoteworthyKids Music Fan Club are welcomed.
FOR INFORMATION call 250-754-0177 or visit

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