Each fall the Reno Phil offers families the opportunity to experience a symphonic music concert developed with youngsters in mind; full of musical education and activities to keep the attention of the young audience. This year’s concert, “el día de los muertos,” takes place Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. at the Pioneer Center for Performing Arts. The concert is free however tickets must be reserved online in advance. All ages are welcome.
“Our free family concert is an extension of our mission to bring orchestral music to everyone in our community,” Tim Young, president and CEO of the Reno Phil, said. “We truly feel that giving children the opportunity to experience a professional orchestra at a young age can inspire them to pursue arts and music as they grow. We are proud to be able to offer this experience for our area’s youth, especially for those who may not otherwise have the opportunity.”
Pre-concert activities begin at 9 a.m. and include science of music demonstrations by The Discovery and the chance to play several instruments. Instructors give demonstrations, answer questions and let kids experiment with the instruments for a hands-on learning experience.
The concert program includes Night on Bald Mountain, Requiem for a Magical America: El Día de los Muertos and Danse Macabre, featuring 16-year-old Nisha von Bartheld on violin.
Reserve your free tickets now online at renophil.com or by calling the box office at (775) 323-6393. The Family Concert is sponsored by The Nell J. Redfield Foundation, Educational Pathways, International/Sara and Leonard Lafrance, and The Williams Foundation.