A cherished community event, Feel the Beat is a lighthearted introduction to live symphonic music for kids of all ages, even those trapped in adults’ bodies. Join the Symphony at Southminster United Church on Friday, May 11 at 7 PM for the public performance.
“We are thrilled to be bringing this program back for the community, including five daytime performances on May 9, 10, and 11 for school groups,” states Executive Director Melanie Gattiker. “From having kids compose their own piece to learning about how Beethoven grappled with his hearing loss, each year’s event offers something new and different, while engaging all of the senses.”
Every May, Southminster fills with thousands of children – many of whom are seeing some of the instruments for the first time. This year’s hour-long event will feature a piece by Canadian composer Abigail Richardson-Schulte, and based on Denis Lee’s wonderful children’s poetry. Alligator Pie promises to be a lot fun, and will showcase both the orchestra, and local soprano Dr Janet Youngdahl, who is also a published poet herself.
“We usually sell out all of our daytime concerts, and this year is shaping up to do the same. Over 4,000 people will be in the audience for those events,” explains Gattiker. “Anyone who was planning to bring a group should get their registration in soon to avoid being disappointed. And of course, there’s the Friday evening for families wanting to experience this together. Tickets are just $6, and babies under 2 are free!”
Feel the Beat is part of the Lethbridge Symphony’s Vibrations Youth Programming, which also includes Children’s Pass and the Opera Collaboration, among many others. The Symphony believes in educating and encouraging youngsters through music, while also furnishing them the opportunity to experience its power. If you are interested in contributing to Vibrations, please contact Melanie Gattiker at 403.328.6808 x 103.
Tickets for the Friday, May 11, 2018 – 7 PM performance are available anytime online. Don’t miss this fun opportunity!