N.C. Symphony Presents 'Green Eggs and Ham' in Raleigh
The North Carolina Symphony welcomes all Whos, Things and Sam-I-Ams to Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh for a family-friendly musical spin on Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham," Saturday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Part of conductor/composer Rob Kapilow's celebrated FamilyMusik series, presented with resounding success with orchestras across the country, "Green Eggs and Ham" is "a merry, whiz- bang romp," says the Newark Star-Ledger.
Kapilow hosts the symphony's performances and leads the orchestra in a Mozart-inspired take on the picture- book classic. Blending symphonic music with direct interactions with young audience members, he expands on the book's message of acceptance and trying new things.
For more than a decade, Kapilow has brought the joy and wonder of classical music to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Characterized by his unique ability to create an "aha" moment for his audiences and collaborators, whatever their level of musical education, Kapilow's work brings music into people's lives: opening new ears to musical experiences and helping people to listen actively rather than just hear.
As The Boston Globe writes, "It's a cheering thought that this kind of missionary enterprise did not pass from this Earth with Leonard Bernstein. Rob Kapilow is awfully good at what he does. We need him."
General admission tickets to either NCS Kids performance of "Green Eggs and Ham" on Saturday, Jan. 7, are $20.
For tickets, visit the North Carolina Symphony website at www.ncsymphony.org or call North Carolina Symphony Audience Services at (919) 733-2750 or toll free (877) 627-6724.
Meymandi Concert Hall is located in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., in Raleigh.
"Green Eggs and Ham" is the second of the symphony's 2011/12 NCS Kids concerts, held in Raleigh and designed for families and children ages 4 to 12.
On March 10, the orchestra imitates the sounds of the greatest musicians in the bug world, including a performance of "Flight of the Bumblebee," in "Bug Songs."
Learn how to save on these children's concerts, and find links to some of the online opportunities for children to engage in orchestral music, at the Symphony's NCS Kids webpage: www.ncsymphony.org/kids.
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