OriginO Kids Concerts
October 6, 2019
VIVALDI’S RING OF MYSTERY
Vivaldi, Venice and violins: all three are celebrated in Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery. The story follows a gifted young orphan named Katarina, who is sent to study music at the great Pietà orphanage in 17th century Venice under the tutelage of composer Antonio Vivaldi.
November 3, 2019
ORCHESTRA FROM PLANET X
The future of Earth Music hangs in the balance! Two aliens have descended on the concert hall with their own ideas—and inventions — for influencing “Earth Music.” The resulting program brings important musical concepts to life in a sci-fi thriller featuring an outstanding program of North American composers and music.
February 9, 2020
STORIES IN SAND
Kseniya Simonova is a most imaginative artist and animator who tells stories in sand. In 2009, her appearances on Ukraine’s Got Talent moved audiences to tears, and videos of her work have gone viral worldwide. Children and families of all ages will be entranced as projections of Kseniya’s sand illustrations magically unfold before their eyes while Maestro Tausk leads the VSO.
March 29, 2020
RHYTHM IN YOUR RUBBISH
Magic, music and wonder abound as two friends find themselves in a junkyard one night and explore hidden sounds that live all around them. A saw plays a duet with a cello. Bottles and flutes interweave in a beautiful serenade. Pots, bowls, horns and even sandpaper transform into instruments as the pair waltz and play among the discarded treasure. Rhythm in Your Rubbish is a commission of the National Arts Centre Orchestra.
May 24, 2020
LEMONY SNICKET — THE COMPOSER IS DEAD
There’s dreadful news from the symphony hall—the composer is dead!
If you have ever heard an orchestra play, then you know that musicians are most certainly guilty of something. Where exactly were the violins on the night in question? Did anyone see the harp? Everyone seems to have a motive, everyone has an alibi, and nearly everyone is a musical instrument. There’s a mystery to be solved in the orchestra, and the suspect is still at large! Text by Lemony Snicket, Music by Nathaniel Stookey.