Detroit Symphony Orchestra Plans Family-Friendly March Events

Mike Lawson • News • March 18, 2019

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The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) welcomes kids of all ages and their families for two events this month: a Tiny Tots performance by family folk duo Fox & Branch, and a Young People’s Family Concert presentation of the Classical Kids LIVE! production Beethoven Lives Upstairs.

Beethoven Lives Upstairs features the full DSO and is conducted by Acting Assistant Conductor Yaniv Segal. Based on Barbara Nichol’s popular children’s audio recording, it tells the story of Christoph, an Austrian boy who develops a friendship with his eccentric upstairs neighbor—who turns out to be none other than Ludwig van Beethoven. Segal and the DSO will be joined by two actors who unfold the story onstage: Sarah Cartwright(Christoph) and Joe Lehman (Uncle).

Both performances take place Saturday, March 23: Fox & Branch at 10 a.m. in the Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube, and Beethoven Lives Upstairs at 11 a.m. in OrchestraHall. Both venues are located within Midtown Detroit’s Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.

A variety of kid-friendly activities will be on hand in the atrium for audiences to both concerts, including an airbrush artist, instrument tryout stations, arts and crafts, and more.

Tiny Tots performances are fun-filled, interactive concerts designed for children ages 2-6 and their families. Young People’s Family Concerts are family-friendly orchestra performances designed for audiences age 6 and up.


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