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 remaining four concerts are $45 for Adults, $32 for children (up to age 17) and a Family Pack (2 adults + 2 Children) is $130. Subscribers receive benefits such as priority seating and study guides/program notes emailed in advance. To purchase tickets, visit the website at www.orchestramiami.org or call 305-274 -2103.
PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOR FAMILY FUN CONCERT SERIES
Program II: The Story of Babar the Elephant
Sunday, January 24, 2016, 4:00 p.m.: Norman S. Edelcup/ Sunny Isles Beach K- 8 Center 201 182nd Drive, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160.
Saturday, February 6, 2016, 4:00 p.m.: Ronald Reagan Senior High School, 8600 NW 107 Avenue, Doral, 33178.
Sunday, February 7, 2016, 2:00 p.m.: 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.
Program 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: Hialeah High School, 251 East 47 Street, Hialeah, 33013.
Sunday, April 10, 2016, 4:00 PM: Norman S. Edelcup/ Sunny Isles Beach K- 8 Center 201 182nd Drive, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160.
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.
Program IV: Witches, Wizards, Spells & Elves: The Magic of Shakespear
Sunday, April 24, 2016, 4:00 PM: Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156
Saturday, April 30, 2016, 1:00 PM: Ronald Reagan Senior High School, 8600 NW 107 Avenue, Doral, 33178
Sunday, May 1, 2016, 4:00 PM: Norman S. Edelcup/ Sunny Isles Beach K-8 Center 201 182nd Drive, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160.
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.
Program V: Brundibár, an opera by Hans Krása
Sunday, May 8, 2016, 4:00 PM: Michael Krop Senior High School, 1410 NE 215 Street, Aventura, 33179.
Sunday, May 15, 2016, 4:00 p.m.: 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 propaganda 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. For information, visit the website at www.orchestramiami.org.