Join us for an afternoon family gathering!
McGegan’s Musical Tour of Baroque Europe
Saturday, March 5th, 2016 | 3 PM – 4:30 PM
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA
Phiharmonia’s internationally renowned Music Director Nicholas McGegan and the full Orchestra will perform masterworks from Baroque Europe on original instruments just like those the composers knew! The popular, annual Family Concert is a FREE event designed for children ages 4-12. (Older students are welcome.) This lively, hour long presentation with visual aids will include an opportunity for the audience to sing or play their own instruments alongside the Orchestra in the Grand Finale. After the concert, Orchestra musicians will demonstrate their fascinating instruments up close and answer questions. Young musicians with some playing experience may try full sized period strings, harpsichord, or flute, thanks to generous loans from Ifshin Violins and Music Sources!
Ticket reservations recommended.
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MUSIC FOR THE EVENT IS NOW AVAILABLE — PLAY WITH OUR MUSICIANS DURING THE GRAND FINALE!
“Viva La Musica” – VOCAL
“Viva La Musica” – INSTRUMENTAL (beginners) (repeated 9 times during Grand Finale)
“Viva La Musica” – INSTRUMENTAL (intermediate/advanced) (repeated 3 times during Grand Finale)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra welcomes the entire audience to sing, play, or clap the Grand Finale side-by-side with Orchestra musicians! Just before the Grand Finale, there will be an announcement inviting those who have brought instruments to please unpack them from their seats in the pews. Instruments may be carefully brought to the front of the stage, where PBO musicians will help tune them as necessary. There will be a short rehearsal for anyone who would like to play or sing, followed by the performance! The “pros” will lend support by playing right next to audience instrumentalists. Guest Artists will lead the vocalists in the audience.
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