Sunday, May 26, 2013
The Time Traveler
Granddaughter Olivia waiting for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra's Family Concert to begin yesterday at 11 am. An hour long program sponsored by Target took the students on a Time Travel to the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern musical periods. Renditions of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm were performed as they might have been played by Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and Aaron Copland. Interspersed with these pieces were short pieces by each of the composers as well as Igor Stravinsky. At the end a musical quiz was played to see if the kids could identify the four periods. Success! Children of all ages accompanied by adults of all ages enjoyed the program narrated by Dylan Fresco, a local theater artist, storyteller, musician and educator. Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong appeared to enjoy the program as much as the audience!