South Bend Symphony Orchestra Hosts Family Concert at Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) – The South Bend Symphony Orchestra has invited people of all ages to listen to classical music at the Debartolo Performing Art Center in Notre Dame.
Maestro Alastair Willis and the orchestra taught the audience about families of instruments, the sounds they produce, and how musicians can showcase those sounds in musical compositions.
In addition to playing the classics, they also offered the audience a live reading of John Lithgow’s book “The Remarkable Farkle McBride”.
The story is about a young musical prodigy who plays all types of instruments but can’t decide which one he likes the most.
“At the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, we try to ensure everyone has access to orchestral music, including children,” said Justus Zimmerman, Executive Director of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra. “So today we’re doing a family concert; kids, grandparents, parents, everyone can come in a nice laid back environment with lots of music you already know and love, and a fun kids story to top it all off.”
The SBSO, regional professional orchestra, is in its 89th year.
The orchestra plans to have more family concerts in the near future.
“There are a lot of people who think that orchestral music is not for them, classical music, but we disagree. Everyone loves this music; sometimes they just forget they like that music, Zimmerman noted.
They will also play music by John Williams on April 30. So if you’re a fan of Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, or any other John Williams classic, be sure to get your tickets to this special event.
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