ASO Family Concert: The Life & Times of Beethoven
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 2:00 pm
Pre-Concert Activities for Kids at 12:30pm in the Rodale Community Room
MICHAEL BOUDEWYNS RETURNS TO MILLER SYMHONY HALL,
(Remember him from last year's concert, Peter and the Wolf?)
as Professor Nigel Taproot, the affable and learned classical music aficionado, in this original Really Inventive Stuff program for families celebrating Beethoven, his remarkable age, and those four famous notes. . . .
DA - DA - DA - DAAH
The Allentown Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, with Michael's playful peppering of fascinating facts and timely trivia.
• Did you know Washington was president during Beethoven's lifetime?
• Roller skates were invented, too!
This enlightening performance is a splendid introduction to Beethoven's musical genius.
Written by Michael Boudewyns & Sara Valentine
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Production design & direction by Sara Valentine
This concert features Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
The Life and Times of Beethoven was commissioned by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.
It premiered on September 29, 2013 at Powell Hall in St. Louis, Missouri
with Maestro Steven Jarvi and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.
REALLY INVENTIVE STUFF
Founded in 2004 by Sara Valentine and Michael Boudewyns, Really Inventive Stuff has the honor of performing family and education concerts with orchestras, conductors and musicians from all around the world.
Based outside of Portland, Maine, our company of classically-trained performers is committed to sharing inspiring, memorable experiences with audiences of all ages.
Our productions are created with a core commitment to imaginative, playful, and entertaining storytelling. With a sprinkling of child-like enthusiasm, we create skillful, delightful performances that combine our love of vaudeville and our passion for classic theatre, while keeping the music in the spotlight.
Financial Support from the following:
HECHT FAMILY CHARITABLE TRUST
Florence Y. Flach Music Fund
Bessie S Graham Music Fund
Charles H Hoch Foundation