The CSO’s “Concerts for Kids” Invite Families to Beat the Winter Blues with Babar and Friends February 22

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The CSO’s “Concerts for Kids” Invite Families to Beat the Winter Blues with Babar and Friends February 22

 

As part of the CSO’s Concerts for Kids series, conductor Albert-George Schram and the Columbus Symphony, with assistance from colorfully costumed actors from the Actors’ Theatre of Columbus, will perform French composer Francis Poulenc’s The Story of Babar based on Jean de Brunhoff’s beloved story of the same title. Concert-goers will follow the adventures of everyone’s favorite little elephant on his journey to becoming the king of the elephants.

 

Children and parents are invited to come early and enjoy pre-concert activities that begin at 2pm in the Capitol Theatre lobby. Activities include:

 

  • See and play instruments from Music & Arts Centers and The Loft Violin Shop
  • Harp “Petting Zoo” courtesy of the studio of CSO harpist Jude Mollenhauer
  • Instruments and musical fun with WeJoySing
  • Crafts with the Columbus Museum of Art
  • Musical tattoos
  • Meet the CSO musicians
  • Meet Mr. Sunny from Sunny 95

 

The Columbus Symphony’s Concerts for Kids presents Babar and Friends at the Capitol Theatre (77 S. High St.) on Sunday, February 22, at 3pm. Recommended for ages 3-10, the concert will last approximately one hour. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children, and can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 228-8600 or (800) 745-3000.

 

The 2014-15 Concerts for Kids are made possible through the generous support of series sponsor Battelle with additional support from Sunny 95.

 

The complete program includes:

 

  1. Wagner        Under the Double Eagle

Liszt                 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

Frost                One Finger, One Thumb

Mancini            Baby Elephant Walk

Poulenc            Babar, the Little Elephant

Frost                Chicken Dance

Frost                Joy to the World

 

www.columbussymphony.com

 

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The Columbus Symphony’s Concerts for Kids presents BABAR AND FRIENDS

Sunday, February 22, 3pm

Capitol Theatre (77 S. High St.)

Conductor Albert-George Schram and the Columbus Symphony, with assistance from colorfully costumed actors from the Actors’ Theatre of Columbus, will perform French composer Francis Poulenc’s The Story of Babar based on Jean de Brunhoff’s beloved story of the same title. Concert-goers will follow the adventures of everyone’s favorite little elephant on his journey to becoming the king of the elephants. Children and parents are invited to come early and enjoy pre-concert activities that begin at 2pm in the lobby. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children, and can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 228-8600 or (800) 745-3000. www.columbussymphony.com

 

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The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, education excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The CSO also appreciates the support of the Greater Columbus Arts Council, supporting the city’s artists and arts organizations since 1973, and the Charlotte R. Haller, James W. Overstreet, Kenneth L. Coe, and Jack Barrow funds of The Columbus Foundation, assisting donors and others in strengthening our community for the benefit of all its citizens.

 

About the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1951, the Columbus Symphony is the longest-running, professional symphony in central Ohio. Through an array of innovative artistic, educational, and community outreach programming, the Columbus Symphony is reaching an expanding, more diverse audience each year. This season, the Columbus Symphony will share classical music with more than 175,000 people in central Ohio through concerts, radio broadcasts, and special programming. For more information, visit www.columbussymphony.com.

 

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