Saturday, May 03, 2008

A Sunday Out to a Mozart Concert for Kids in Minneapolis

On Sunday April 6th we all went to Minneapolis to see the Symphony performance titled *Mozart You Kid You!, geared especially for children. It was very educational as well as enjoyable and included several young performers: a 15 year old opera student, a trio of 3 young boys from the area boys choir, and a 9 year old girl who is an incredible piano prodigy. The concert was narrated by a entertaining and witty performer (Jamie Bernstein) dressed as Mozart who shared snippets of Wolfgang's life from childhood to death between symphony pieces & youth performances. We all learned more about his life, music and era while enjoying the talents of rising musicians along with the skilled Minneapolis Symphony.

While in the big city, we ate lunch at a fabulous Indian restaurant that was all vegetarian! Yum.

*Jamie Bernstein returns to Orchestra Hall after her popular Bernstein Beat concerts in 2005! Ms. Bernstein continues the tradition of her father Leonard Bernstein, presenting music to kids in a fun and unforgettable way. This concert celebrates the music of Mozart, from his first minuet at age 4 to his final opera, The Magic Flute. Hear guest performers as young as Mozart was when he entertained the kings and queens of Europe. Mozart favorites on this concert include Symphony No. 40 and the Overture to The Marriage of Figaro.

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