The Discovery Museum was a lively place on a rainy, blustery Saturday afternoon. Kids were excitedly using the bubble machine, playing with giant Legos, and squirting water in the water-experiments room. In addition to all those wonderful activities, a spellbound group of young children and their parents listened to a short program of music by musicians from the Concord Orchestra. We got a chance to advertise the Family Holiday Concert coming up in December too.
It was utterly charming to see the wide-eyed little boy in the front row, watching and listening intently. And, there was an enraptured little girl who asked questions about the French horn when Pam did a little demo for the eager children, before the concert.
Doug Gauthier (not pictured) narrated two charming pieces:
- A shortened version of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf
- Babushka Baba Yaga, adapted for quintet from the story by Patricia Polacco
We also played a new arrangement of Simple Gifts, and Pam Marshall’s Concord Hill Sea Shanties.
Musicians are: Veronica Kenney, oboe; Keith Anderson, flute & piccolo; Pamela Marshall, horn; Leo Kenen, bassoon; Grand Anderson, clarinet