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The Animated Orchestra: A Musical Adventure for Kids

March 13 @ 2:30 pm 3:30 pm

The Friends of the Symphony will present a musical adventure composed and narrated by Gregory Smith. The Animated Orchestra is designed to introduce children and their families to the instruments of the orchestra.

This interactive musical story features a playful and curious ferret named Ari who wanders into Mr. Shraft’s musical instrument repair shop. Chaos ensues as Ari tries out all the instruments and finally falls asleep inside the tuba bell. Join us to find out what happens next!  

The concert will also premiere Gregory Smith’s newest piece, Shave and a Haircut. To showcase how an orchestra works, the FCS will perform Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, and Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman.

Featuring composer Gregory Smith, Maestro Wes Kenney, and the Fort Collins Symphony.

The Animated Orchestra

Details:

Date: March 13, 2022 at 2:30

Venue: Timberline Church, Main Auditorium:
2908 S. Timberline Rd. Fort Collins, CO 80525

Appropriate for: All Ages

Concert length: 60 minutes

Pricing: $5 per person or $20 for a family of five people. Note: Infants under one year are free.

Seating is limited: To ensure proper social distancing, seating will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis in family pods

Please Note Attendance Requirements:

  • Full vaccinations for attendees ages 5 years+ are STRONGLY encouraged.
  • Masks MUST be worn properly at all times (covering both mouth and nose) for everyone ages 3 years and older while inside the venue.

Steve Vaughn demonstrates the Tuba in The Animated Orchestra by Gregory Smith

Tom Bittinger demonstrates the Bassoon in The Animated Orchestra by Gregory Smith


Sponsors:

Concert Sponsors:

Anonymous
Pattie Cowell & Sherry Pomering
David and Alison Dennis
FAN Foundation
Robert Graziano
Carol Ann & Gary Hixon
Carol Ann Hixon Fund for Advancing Innovation & Imagination
Mary & Paul Kopco
Marty & Scott Marsh
National Endowment for the Humanities
Ed Siegel
Peter Springberg & Janet Kowall
Wilmarth Foundation

Flood and Peterson Logo
Fort Fund Logo Large
Friends of the Symphony FOS logo

Season Sponsors:

Dr. David and Alison Dennis

Dr. Ed Siegel

Dr. Peter Springberg and Janet Kowall

City of Fort Collins Fort Fund Logo
The Lyric Cinema
Colorado Creative Industires
National Endowment for the Arts - wide

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