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Symphony Sundays for Kids: Gershwin’s Magic Key

Symphony Sundays for Kids: Gershwin’s Magic Key

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Date(s) - 26/05/2019
3:00 pm

Jack Singer Concert Hall


Symphony Sundays for Kids: Gershwin’s Magic Key

Gershwin’s Magic Key takes children on a musical journey through New York City with the famous composer.

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) wraps up the 2018/2019 Symphony Sundays for Kids series with Gershwin’s Magic Key on Sunday, May 26 at the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

This concert explores the sights and sounds of New York City in the 1920s, where a poor newspaper boy has a chance encounter with George Gershwin and learns about the famous composer’s life and love of music. Through hearing excerpts of Gershwin’s songs, the boy begins to discover his own musical talent — and searches for the key to unlock it.

“This concerts brings George Gershwin’s story to life with fun and familiar music that families will enjoy,” says Karl Hirzer, Associate Conductor of the CPO. “Symphony Sundays for Kids concerts are a great way for kids to engage with music and discover the magic of hearing a live orchestra.”

Gershwin’s Magic Key is led by Hirzer and features the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra with the Classical Kids LIVE! ensemble.

The event starts at 2:00 pm with the Instrument Discovery Zoo in the Jack Singer lobby, where children of all ages can meet CPO musicians and try different instruments. Followed by the concert starting at 3:00 pm.

The popular Symphony Sundays for Kids series continues in 2019/2020 with four concerts throughout the season: Kids at the Opera on September 22.

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