2018 American Greetings Family Concert Series

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Each Cleveland Orchestra Family Concert also features fun and interactive preconcert activities including the popular Instrument Discovery zone (a kid-favorite!), an interactive, hands-on opportunity for children to try various orchestral instruments and discover their inner musician. Instrument Discovery and other free pre-concert activities begin one hour prior to each performance.

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    Halloween Spooktacular

    October 28, 2018
    The Halloween Spooktacular, a program filled with magic Tricks and musical Treats in celebration of Halloween, features Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and the rattling bones of Saint-Saëns’s Danse Macabre. A costume contest will take place at 1:00 p.m. along with Instrument Discovery and more Halloween fun!

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    The Mozart Experience

    February 8, 2019
    A mischievous street musician is caught playing the orchestra’s piano. Much to her surprise, the conductor doesn’t scold her but instead offers her the chance to “be Mozart.” Visual theater and music are united in a program that includes excerpts from some of Mozart’s most famous works, including Eine kleine Nachtmusik, The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”), and more.

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    Carnival of the Animals

    May 12, 2019
    Join Scheherazade, our storyteller heroine, and her cast of fabulous characters as they sail on Sinbad’s ship to exotic lands, battle a giant dragon with the Kalandar Prince, and discover Aladdin’s lamp and the surprises hidden inside. Rimsky-Korsakov’s captivating, exciting music combines with the stunning costumes, spellbinding magic and spectacular puppets of Enchantment Theatre Company – that brings the Orchestra to life like never before.

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