19th Annual Family Concert
February 12, 2012, 3:00pm*
Tsai Performance Center (685 Commonwealth Ave., Boston)
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Michael Gandolfi (words by Dana Bonstrom)
The Piper's Tale
Click here to hear an excerpt from The Piper's Tale!
Patrick Greene (words by Christopher Pickett)
The Tortoise and the Hare, world premiere
The Marimba Magic® Ensemble from The Rivers School Conservatory, Sarah Tenney, Director
Steve Aveson, narrator
At Boston Musica Viva’s 19th Annual Family Concert, you and your child will experience two classic tales like never before. Continuing BMV’s tradition of commissioning new music for listeners of all ages, Boston composers Patrick Greene and Michael Gandolfi give Aesop’s “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Pied Piper” a fresh spin. The talented young percussionists of The Marimba Magic Ensemble from The Rivers School Conservatory and New England Cable News anchor Steve Aveson join BMV’s professional musicians in an inspiring, all-ages introduction to classical chamber music.
Before the concert, get into the groove—slow and steady or quick and bold—with hands-on, interactive storytelling games led by Knucklebones – inspiring athletics for all ages… for the love of play! Reception to follow.
*Pre-concert activities begin at 2:00pm.
This event is appropriate for children ages 4 and up.