The Philadelphia Orchestra promises to “Inspire your children’s love of orchestral music,” and they definitely deliver. With our world of technology it is simply difficult to be exposed to music performed by live musicians. There is just something more exhilarating about hearing the passion that comes from musicians that are in tune with your audience (no pun intended).
We attended the Holiday Spectacular that showcased Christmas and holiday music from various parts of the world. With our children currently learning violin and trombone, it was great for them to see professional musician practicing their craft. Cristian Măcelaru conducted the orchestra with parts of the performance being narrated by Charlotte Blake Alston. The concert ended with an audience wide sing a long of some holiday classics.
The family concerts offer a compressed one hour traditional music extravaganza, that is just long enough to enjoy without children getting too antsy from sitting for too long. AND, it passed the ultimate test…. BOTH kids want to go back to another show.
Photos Courtesy of Pete Checchia/Philadelphia Orchestra
Disclosure: No financial compensation was offered for this review. Complementary tickets were provided.