Free Children’s Events: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, November 05, 2009 Hand-posted by Jennifer

Thanks to Coupon Katie for this local information about the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra:

String quartets from the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra imagewill travel to local libraries during the month of November to read stories and play music for pre-school aged children as part of the orchestra’s Story Time Program.  The theme for this season’s program is Shall We Dance?  Musicians will read books that introduce string instruments (I Know A Shy Fellow Who Swallowed A Cello) and explore the different types of dance (Giraffes Can’t Dance), as well as do the Hokey-Pokey.  These performances will prepare children for the KSO’s Family Concert on November 22 featuring the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and animated character Picardy Penguin.

Below is a list of the dates, times and locations of the performances, or you can click here:

November 3, 10:30 AM at Sequoyah Library

November 4, 10:10 AM at West Knox Library

November 5, 11:00 AM at Karns Library

November 6, 10:15 AM at Fountain City Library

November 10, 10:00 AM at Burlington Library

November 10, 4:00 PM at Farragut Library

November 13, 10:30 AM at Powell Library

November 14, 11:00 AM at Borders Books

November 18, 11:00 AM at Cedar Bluff Library

If you are interested in the KSO Family Concert it will be held Sunday, November 22 at 2:00 PM at the Tennessee Theatre. Tickets are $12 and $15 each (but there is a buy one get one free coupon in the school coupon books).

The concert is entitled Shall We Dance? and explores various types of dance music. Picardy Penguin, an animated penguin that appears on a screen above the orchestra, serves at the children’s guide to classical music. This concert is suited for children ages 3-8 years old. Picardy’s Playground is an interactive discovery zone in the lobby of the Tennessee Theatre that begins at 12:45 PM and is FREE to ticket holders.

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