Can you imagine what a dancing spider sounds like? Can you imagine an ogre prowling behind you deep inside a mountain? No, you won’t see spiders or ogres; but you can hear what they might sound like when the Fredericton Symphony Orchestra presents a Playhouse concert called “Welcome to the Orchestra.”
Our special guest will be Fredericton’s own 17-year old Vivian Ni who will dazzle us all on her violin with Sarasate’s “Introduction and Tarantella” – that’s when you’ll hear those whirling tarantulas. Grieg’s “Hall of the Mountain King” depicts creepy footsteps coming ever closer; but there’s lighthearted music too, including Von Suppé’s Poet and Peasant Overture, and Strauss’ Pizzicato Polka. Plus, fans of the movie Frozen will get to hear all the sparkling melodies of the film, performed by the Fredericton Symphony Orchestra.
The Playhouse’s Executive Director, Tim Yerxa, will be the narrator in Benjamin Britten’s “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra,” in which every section of the orchestra gets a chance to shine.
Come and bring the whole family! (There won’t be any real spiders or ogres – promise!)