Orchestra Miami Proudly Premieres Their New Family Fun Concert Series This Halloween!

Trick or Treat? Both! This Halloween, South Florida families will be treated to a special performance as Orchestra Miami inaugurates its new Family Fun Concert Series with Prokofiev’s classic tale, Peter and the Werewolf, at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School in Aventura on October 31st. Featuring a unique Halloween “twist”, Orchestra Miami, conducted by Elaine Rinaldi, will perform with special guest narrator, “The Necromancer” (a.k.a. Neil Tobin), who will illustrate the story with magic tricks and special effects. Kids will be treated to cookies and juice after the performance and are encouraged to come in Halloween costume for the parade! A second performance is scheduled for later that afternoon at Divine Savior Academy in Doral and a third performance is scheduled for the following day, November 1st,, in Pinecrest at Pinecrest Gardens.

The new Family Fun Concert Series is modeled in the tradition of the former “Sunday Afternoons of Music for Children” series from Doreen Marx and Bryan Krulewitch and is designed to introduce children to a wide variety of art forms such as opera, theater, ballet and symphonic music, through exciting, kid-friendly performances. “When Doreen & Byron retired, I knew right then and there that Orchestra Miami needed to pick up where they left off. I’m so proud that we’re able to bring this new series to families all over Miami Dade County. It’s a perfect fit for our mission and our goal of bringing high quality classical music to all people in Miami-Dade County,” says Elaine Rinaldi, founder and artistic director of Orchestra Miami.

Featuring five different programs, the Family Fun Concert Series will be performed at three different venues for a total of 15 concerts, and is made possible through generous grants from the State of Florida’s Division of Cultural Affairs and the Funding Arts Network.  Single Tickets for the concerts are $15 for Adults, $10 for children (up to age 17). Subscription prices for the five concerts are $60 for Adults, $45 for children (up to age 17) and a Family Pack (2 adults + 2 Children) is $195. Subscribers receive benefits such as priority seating and study guides/program notes emailed in advance. Tickets go on sale September 14, 2015. To purchase tickets, please visit our website at www.orchestramiami.org or call (305) 274 -2103.

Program Schedule for Family Fun Concert Series

1Program I: Peter and the Werewolf

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 1:00 PM: Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, 1410 NE 215 Street, Aventura, 33179

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 4:00 PM: Divine Savior Academy, 10311 NW 58 Street, Doral, 33178

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 4:00 PM: Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156

Prokofiev’s classic tale of Peter, told with a unique Halloween “twist”! Orchestra Miami conducted by Elaine Rinaldi, performs with special guest narrator, “The Necromancer” (a.k.a. Neil Tobin), who illustrates this unique story with magic and special effects. Come in costume for the Halloween parade!

2Program II: The Story of Babar the Elephant

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 4:00 PM: Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, 1410 NE 215 Street, Aventura, 33179

Saturday, February 6, 2016, 4:00 PM: Ronald Reagan Senior High School, 8600 NW 107 Avenue, Doral, 33178

Sunday, February 7, 2016, 2:00 PM: Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156

The beloved story of Babar the Elephant told in English and Spanish and illustrated with gorgeous music by French composer Francis Poulenc, performed by Orchestra Miami, conducted by Elaine Rinaldi.

3Program III: Coppélia for Kids

Sunday, March 20, 2016, 4:00 PM: Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156

Saturday, April 9, 2016, 4:00 PM: Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, 1410 NE 215 Street, Aventura, 33179

Sunday, April 10, 2016, 4:00 PM: Hialeah High School, 251 East 47 Street, Hialeah, 33013

The Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida and musicians from Orchestra Miami present a mini-version of the comic ballet Coppélia, set to music by French composer Leo Delibes. The story of the inventor Dr. Coppelius who makes a dancing doll so lifelike that a young village lad falls in love with her, is narrated in both English and Spanish.

4Program IV: Witches, Wizards, Spells & Elves: The Magic of Shakespeare

Sunday, April 24, 2016, 4:00 PM: Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 1:00 PM: Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, 1410 NE 215 Street, Aventura, 33179

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 4:00 PM- Ronald Reagan Senior High School, 8600 NW 107 Avenue, Doral, 33178

Seven actors from Shakespeare Miami join 14 musicians from Orchestra Miami to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death in this witty and wonderful piece, with music by Bruce Adolphe and words by Shakespeare. Directed by Colleen Stovall and conducted by Elaine Rinaldi. Experience the magic and sorcery in Shakespeare’s plays with a wicked depiction of a witch’s bubbling cauldron, a puckish clarinet that slips and slides with quicksilver virtuosity, and the magical, dizzying dance of four fantastic fairies!

 

5Program V: Brundibár, an opera by Hans Krása

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 4:00 PM: Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, 1410 NE 215 Street, Aventura, 33179

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 4:00 PM: Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156

Sunday, May 22, 2016, 4:00 PM: Hialeah High School, 251 East 47 Street, Hialeah, 33013

Orchestra Miami presents a very special performance of a very special opera – Brundibár – a children’s opera that premiered during World War II, and became both a symbol of hope and resistance and a Nazi propag anda tool. It was performed 55 times in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, and used as propaganda by the Nazis to show how well the prisoners were being treated in the camp.  A classic story of good versus evil, this beautiful piece is a symbol of hope and the triumph of the human spirit.

In addition to the Family Fun Concert Series, Orchestra Miami offers a full season of concerts and events across Miami-Dade County, beginning with the Season Preview concert on October 10th at the Coral Gables Museum.

ABOUT ORCHESTRA MIAMI

Founded in 2006 by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi, Orchestra Miami exists to fill the unique cultural needs of our community, and is successfully fulfilling its mission of bringing affordable concerts of quality symphonic music to all people in Miami-Dade County. Orchestra Miami’s goal is to provide people opportunities to experience art, build community, and educate through music. Orchestra Miami’s signature programs include its “Beethoven on the Beach” free outdoor concerts, its “Discover Miami Through Music” series, its many collaborations with the Miami Dade County Public Schools and its new Family Fun Concert Series. Orchestra Miami consists of a select group of professional musicians, all permanent residents of South Florida, whose collective body is unparalleled in terms of excellence and experience. Led by Founder and Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi, Orchestra Miami continues to exceed expectations in terms of programming and artistic quality. For more information, please visit our website at www.OrchestraMiami.org.


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