Free family day with NZSO at Te Papa
September 17, 2010
Press Release – NZ Symphony Orchestra
Pint-sized knights and princesses will be dancing in the aisles when the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra puts on a free day of musical family entertainment at Te Papa on Sunday 26 September.
The NZSO Family Fun Day offers under-twelves the chance to learn about each of the instruments that make up an orchestra.
The day begins at 10.30am when the “NZSO in Miniature” ensemble offers little ones plenty of fun and giggles, performing everything from The Simpsons theme to YMCA.
From noon they perform the much-loved children’s classic Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev, conducted by Luke Dollman.
At 2pm, children will experience “Daring Deeds and Fantastic Adventures” – a concert of symphonic music inspired by myths and fairy stories.
Narrated by Nigel Collins of Flight of the Conchords fame, this is a day of musical excitement and learning in disguise.
This event is supported by The Community Trust of Wellington.
NZSO Family Fun Day
Sunday 26 September 10.30am-3pm
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