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‘The Musical Zoo’ Opens the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Family Concert Series

  • Performance Date: Saturday, Sept. 24
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Location: de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU
  • Price: Free
  • Tickets: No tickets required

The BYU Philharmonic presents The Musical Zoo on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m., in the de Jong Concert Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center.

Admission is free and no tickets are required for this family event. Those who arrive early will have an opportunity to enter a drawing for a family-friendly door prize.

This year’s presentation takes families on an exciting tour of musical animals. Imaginations will be sparked as audience members hear composers use musical instruments to paint sound pictures of some most unusual animals.

“The concerts last about 40 minutes, and we do our best to make them kid-friendly. For example, our first concert, The Musical Zoo, explores the question, ‘How can a composer use music to depict an animal, such as an elephant, a lion, or a bird?’” said Rob Dunn, area coordinator for music education. “During the different pieces there will be clapping, moving, tracing musical maps, a 14-year-old dancer, video and more.”

Under the direction of Kory Katseanes, The Musical Zoo strives to help families make musical memories. Families are able to visit with the musical “animals” after the show and even try out some of the instruments.

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Writer: Preston Williamson

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