This timeless classic by George Kleinsinger was a childhood favorite of guest narrator, Patti Smith, and her enthusiasm for it will bring a new perspective to this whimsical and touching piece of music. Hear Tubby the Tuba’s melody ring throughout the orchestra and learn how melodies and soloists can come from the most unexpected places. Other works on the program include selections from Tan Dun’s Concerto for String Orchestra and Pipa, Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major, and Morton Gould’s Tap Dance Concerto. Ms.
A conductor brings everyone in the orchestra together. Meet the person with the baton and see how gestures shape the music of Beethoven, Bach and Ravel. Children become conductors and help lead the orchestra!
Bang the Lion has lost his beat. How will he find it?
Peter and the Wolf
Ankush Kumar Bahl, Guest conductor
Saturday, December 15, 2012, 10:00 A.M. AND 11:30 A.M.
Sunday, December 16, 2012, 1:00 P.M. AND 2:30 P.M.
A new spin on a classic tale! The Lolli-Pops™ gang lifts Peter’s adventure right off the page, as children and adults will see and hear how musical themes evoke characters, and how the orchestra tells a story.
THE KAYE PLAYHOUSE AT HUNTER COLLEGE
695 Park Avenue
(68th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues)
Tickets: $15 (rear balcony/rear orchestra) or $45 (front balcony/front orchestra.
A cast of eighteen singing and dancing toys… a loveable Toymaker and his young apprentice… a dastardly team of entrepreneurial villains… and an army of more than one hundred toy soldiers! The Little Orchestra Society presents a rollicking update of Victor Herbert’s 1903 holiday extravaganza, BABES IN TOYLAND. An array of beloved characters performs March of the Toys, Toyland and other favorite tunes. Take a trip to Toyland for the holidays!
Things that go Bang!
Paul Haas, guest conductor
Percussion is everywhere in The Little Orchestra Society’s (LOS) Lolli-Pops™ concert, Things That Go Bang! Enter a musical kitchen where Bang the Lion and Buzz the Bee cook up a rhythmic feast and teach kids that everyday household objects can make anyone a percussionist. The concert features music by Bizet, Britten, Gershwin, Ginastera, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and others! Kids will join in the fun and play tambourines, which they may keep, to “March of The Toreadors” from Carmen.
The Orchestra - A Happy Family
Philip Mann, guest conductor
A sweet treat of musical bonbons -- from candy canes and chocolates to sugarplums and cakewalks. Introduce your family to ours, where the drums Bang, the strings Bow, the brass Buzz and the winds Toot. With music by Tchaikovsky and Debussy.
Discussion with composer Bruce Adolphe with writer and musicologist Glenn Watkins, author of The Gesualdo Hex, preceding with Gesualdo Reflections on April 4.
The art of interpretation and details of technique are explained as master artists share their wisdom with the next generation of chamber musicians. Master classes are free, but tickets are required. Suggested admission of $10.
Michael Parloff kicks off the Society's Shostakovich Cycle with a lecture about Shostakovich's life and works.