About the show
Our annual family concert features many of the young musicians that are educated in this wonderful community performing right next to our adult symphony musicians. Area high school musicians, in addition to our very own Youth Orchestra, are part of the ensemble and experiencing the magic from a new point of view. Over one hundred members of the Fifth Grade Honors Chorus will join the musical celebration to perform Greg Gilpin’s “Why We Sing.” The finale will be Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, based on the Rondeau from Henry Purcell’s incidental music and is structured as a way of showing off the tone colors and capacities of the various sections of the orchestra.
Musicians will be dispersed through the concert hall and audience members are encouraged to bring cushions and sit near their favorite instruments. Facility bleachers and chairs will be available for use.