The Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra, in collaboration with the Cape Conservatory will present Musical Menagerie, an engaging, interactive concert experience for adults and children alike, at Sandwich Town Hall on May 19 and Falmouth Academy on May 20.
Selections will include “Carnival of the Animals,” a humorous musical suite of fourteen movements by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, and the beloved “Peter and the Wolf,” a symphonic fairytale for children written by composer, Sergei Prokofiev. Special guest Dan Tritle of the Cape and Islands NPR station will narrate “Peter and the Wolf” while the orchestra will bring the story to life through music. These engaging and imagination-inducing works will charm the audience with brilliant orchestral writing that beautifully displays all of the instrument families in the orchestra.
Led by Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra Music Director, John Yankee, the concert is appropriate for school-age children through adults.
“We are excited to collaborate with the Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra on this special concert. These timeless works will remind many adults of their first introduction to orchestral music, while at the same time being a first experience for our young audience members. Saint Saens and Prokofiev display their brilliance as composers with colorful imaginative writing in these pieces,” said Stephanie Weaver, Executive Director of the Cape Conservatory. “We hope by making this a family-friendly concert, children and adults alike will experience the magic of live orchestral music.”
For families with infants and preschool-age children, the Conservatory will provide free optional arts-enriched childcare led by Preschool Director, Anne Kullas, and preschool music teacher, Christy King. Childcare space is limited and advance registration is required. For details visit capeconservatory.org or call the Conservatory at (508) 362-2772.
In an effort to make this experience available to all, tickets are just $10. Tickets may be purchased online at capeconservatory.org or by calling the Conservatory at (508) 362-2772.
Saturday, May 19 | 4:00 PM Sunday, May 20 | 3:00 PM
Sandwich Town Hall Falmouth Academy
130 Main Street, Sandwich 7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth