Kaleidoscope Family Series Tickets Available
Tickets to the second season of the Kaleidoscope Family Series at The O'Neal School are selling well, but plenty of seats remain.
Presented by the Arts Council of Moore County, the series is specifically designed to introduce children, ages 4 and up, to the lifelong surprises and benefits of a live concert. Featuring the finest performing artists (musicians, actors, dancers, storytellers, etc.) available, each performance will be educational, as well as entertaining.
Tickets to all four concerts are $35 for Arts Council members and O'Neal families, and $40 for the general public. Individual concert tickets, if available, will go on sale Oct. 1, at which time they will be $10 each for Arts Council members and O'Neal families and $12 for the general public. All concerts will begin at 4 p.m. and will last approximately one hour.
Kaleidoscope will open Sunday, Oct. 24, with bassist, composer, educator and actor John Brown and the John Brown Jazz Trio. A native of Fayetteville, Brown earned his music degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has performed all over the world with artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Rosemary Clooney and Nell Carter. He is currently the director of the jazz program and associate professor of music at Duke University.
The series' second performance will feature the Children's Theatre of Charlotte's Tarradiddle Players performing "The Commedia Princess & the Pea" Sunday, Nov. 7. In this funny, fast-paced show, Tarradiddle puts a slapstick spin on Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale. With its roots in the humorous, physical acting style of Italian Commedia dell'arte, this production will be pure fun.
Award-winning clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester will perform Sunday, Feb. 13. Born in Spain into a family of clarinetists and Zarzuela singers, Jose began clarinet lessons at age 9 and gave his first recital at age 16. After graduating from the Joaquin Rodrigo Music Conservatory in Valencia, he came to the U.S. to study at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Since winning the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Franch-Ballester has been in demand as a soloist all over the world.
The series concludes in a dizzying flourish Sunday, March 27, with a performance by the comedy jugglers The Gizmo Guys. Performing as The Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world.
To purchase tickets for your family, visit the Arts Council at Campbell House (482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines), call (910) 692-2787, or visit www.mooreart.org.
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