The Gulf Coast Symphony and the Alliance for the Arts will offer a sneak preview of their upcoming “Musical Discovery Series” next Saturday, September 28, at the Foulds Theater on the Alliance campus. Based on the popular “Musical Discovery Zone” from the Symphony’s Family Concerts, the Musical Discovery Series offers kids of all ages the chance to engage with musicians and their instruments in a fun, relaxed program. Admission is free and open to kids of all ages!
Held in conjunction with the Alliance’s Green Market, the program begins at 10:30 a.m. with a Musical Discovery Zone, where kids meet musicians from the orchestra and can try their own hand at playing some instruments. It then moves into the theater for a brief presentation by the musicians of different pieces and stylings for their instrument, followed by a question-and-answer session.
This month’s program offers a sneak preview of the new monthly series that will take place at the Alliance next February through May. Each month will feature a different instrument family—percussion, strings, woodwinds, and brass—for a more in-depth look at the various types and sounds of symphonic instruments.
“We’re excited to expand this popular program, so that more kids can discover music and the wide array of musical instruments,” says Andrew M. Kurtz, the Symphony’s music and executive director. “This sneak preview is just the start, as we look to offer more hands-on experiences all around town this season and beyond.”
The Gulf Coast Symphony is Southwest Florida’s premier community orchestra. Now in his eighteenth season, Dr. Andrew M. Kurtz serves as the symphony’s Music & Executive Director and Conductor. Each season features the highly popular Symphonic Pops Series and the Classical Access Concerts, both of which are held at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. A holiday concert, an outdoor pops concerts, and family concerts are also scheduled. Look for Gulf Coast Symphony ensemble performances throughout Southwest Florida from October through June. For more information, call the Gulf Coast Symphony office at 239-277-1700, email email@example.com or www.gulfcoastsymphony.org.