Ferris State University, in conjunction with the 2019 Festival of the Arts, presents its annual Winter Band & Orchestra Concert, “A Children’s Concert: Music for Kids of all Ages”, Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at G Mennen Williams Auditorium on the campus of Ferris State University.
This free performance will feature The FSU Symphony Band, The FSU West Central Concert Band, and The FSU West Central Chamber Orchestra, with conductors Dr. Richard Scott Cohen and Dr. Dale E. Skornia. Also performing will be featured guest John Clare, radio celebrity, guest announcer, narrator and conductor, morning host, Symphony Hall, SiriusXM Radio, Channel 76, and Music Director, WBAA Classical Radio 101.3 FM, West Lafayette, IN.
Come join the Ferris Concert Bands and Orchestra for their annual Winter Concert in celebration of Big Rapids’ renowned Festival of the Arts. This year’s concert features music that’s sure to delight the inner child in all of us. From cartoon music to classical hits, from the symphonic stage to the Silver Screen, from Harry Potter to Henry Mancini, and from marches on the street to operas on high, this concert is a veritable microcosm of popular melodies from all ages, “for kids of all ages,” with more than 60 recognizable tunes to hum along with! Besides the Symphony of Toys (really, toys!), the main event will be the full (and fun!) production of “Peter and the Wolf,” featuring national radio celebrity, John Clare.
Starting at 2:00 p.m., guests may arrive early to Williams Auditorium for a “Musical Instrument Petting Zoo” (starting at 2:00), where they can get some hand-on experience with various instruments. There will also be entertainment in the lobby courtesy of Bee Bee the Clown, before and after the concert.
Musical Selections will include Peter and the Wolf (featuring John Clare, narrator), Instant Concert (featuring 30 musical snippets!), music from the opera Hansel and Gretel, a Young Person’s Guide to John Williams, Shrek Dance Party (with 7 favorites), Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off”, Pop Culture (9 more hits), Beethoven in Blue Jeans, A Symphony of “Toys”, and the Kindergarten March.
Anyone with a disability who needs special accommodations to attend this program must contact (231) 591-3676 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours in advance of event.
For additional information about this concert, please contact The Ferris State University Music Center, (231) 591-2501, or visit ferris.edu/music