The kids went on a walk with nature through music. Some of the highlights were seeing the ballerinas from the Orlando Ballet Company dance to a song from Swan Lake. Another was the ladies singing opera and in French. We were glad it was translated on the big screen. Did you know jasmine is pronounced jasmine in French? Hmm...now you are cultured too.
One of the songs, a favorite of the kids was "On the trail from the Grand Canyon"...they liked the hee-haw of the donkey and the clippidyee clop of the shoes too. The master violinist was amazing. We really enjoyed the song of the Elephant's waltz on the large bass....it was so low and deep. The selection from Holst, about the planets and stars was amazing. It was very familiar, I even commented that it reminded me of a Star War's type piece. Steve agreed. Yep, he got to go on this field trip with us....a happy dad was he.
Great group of kids!
This was the second show, and the house was full!
We missed seeing the percussionist at work, but the orchestra was completely awesome.
So, they took a bow. The conductor is bowing, he was so genuine at drawing the kids into the selections. Hats off to him.
Pretty girls. Alma arrived later, (after this pic) and had tissue for anyone in the closest three rows that might need some, it was a large roll of toilet paper!!! During the concert she whipped it out and started unrolling it....a couple mom's almost lost it, they were giggling so hard. What a fun memory!