Young People’s Concerts series concludes with Funharmonia

BOWLING GREEN, O.—The 2009-10 season of Young People’s Concerts at Bowling Green State University will conclude on Saturday (March 27) with “Funharmonia.”  The performance begins at 11 a.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

The final program of the season by the Bowling Green Philharmonia, conducted by Dr. Emily Freeman Brown, director of orchestral activities, will include a special young people’s introduction to the instruments of the orchestra and will feature a performance of Saint Säens’ “The Carnival of the Animals.”

Also featured on the performance will be “The Sabre Dance” from Khachaturian’s “Gayne Ballet” and an excerpt from Ponchielli’s “Dance of the Hours.” The performance will culminate with the “Lone Ranger Theme,” which members of the audience will be invited to conduct.

Drs. Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu and Thomas Rosenkranz, both assistant professors of music performance studies, will be the featured soloists during the performance. Dr. Simon Morgan-Russell, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will narrate.

In celebration of the “Carnival of the Animals,” the Toledo Zoo will also be on hand before and after the performance, offering a petting zoo with small animal friends as well as artifacts and fossils for children to touch and experience.

Admission is $1 for children and $2 for adults and is payable at the center’s box office the morning of the event. The box office will open at 10:30 a.m.

The Young People’s Concerts are recommended for children ages 5 and up, but younger music fans are welcome to attend. For more information, call the Moore Musical Arts Center box office at 419-372-8171 or 800-589-2224.

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(Posted March 22, 2010 )