Squeaks, tweets, rattles, and honks are featured on the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Family Concert on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 2:00pm and 3:30pm at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Really Inventive Stuff brings you The Professor, a whimsical Austrian sound scientist, who travels the world with his amazing acoustical laboratory but needs the audience’s help to complete the melody of Leopold Mozart’s The Toy Symphony. Come prepared to play along as the audience becomes the missing instrument.
Fusing the styles of a museum curator and a school librarian, with a sprinkling of Mary Poppins, Really Inventive Stuff presents Britain’s own Symphonia Semi d’Quaver, the internationally renowned “Orchestra-ologist,” consummate animateur, and devoted fan of Henry Purcell, who hosts Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra with wit and a wink.
Under the direction of Maestro José-Luis Novo, the ASO will also perform excerpts of classical favorites including Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, and the iconic Symphony No. 5 by Beethoven.
These concerts are designed for the entire family and include an opportunity to Meet the Musicians at 1:15pm or 4:30pm for an up-close interactive experience with ASO musicians and their instruments.
Tickets to the Family Concerts are $15 in all sections, and the performances are recommended for ages 4 and up. Tickets are available by calling the ASO Box Office at 410-263-0907 or online at www.annapolissymphony.org.
Founded in 2004 by Sara Valentine and Michael Boudewyns, Really Inventive Stuff has had the honor of performing family and education concerts with orchestras, conductors and musicians from all around the world. Really Inventive Stuff is a troupe of classically-trained performers committed to sharing inspiring, memorable experiences with audiences of all ages. Their productions are created with their core commitment to imaginative, playful, entertaining storytelling. With a sprinkling of child-like enthusiasm, they create skillful, delightful performances that combine our love of vaudeville and their passion for classic theatre, while keeping the music in the spotlight.
Funding for the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is generously provided by Elizabeth Richebourg Rea, ezStorage, Baltimore / Annapolis Lexus Dealers, the Maryland State Arts Council, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, and Friends of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.
The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra features 70 professional musicians who perform a variety of symphonic music for audiences of all ages. Additionally, the non-profit organization provides educational programs through its partnerships with local schools, as well as various other community outreach efforts.