When a mischievous street musician is caught playing the orchestra's grand piano, she is surprised to not receive a scolding from the conductor, but instead an invitation to "be Mozart" in this program about one of the most famous composers of all time. The street musician and her prankster companion must now confront dilemmas and opportunities similar to those faced by Mozart himself. In doing so, the audience experiences Mozart's life as a very human story--as well as a great musical adventure!
This fun trip through Mozart's life and music features some of his best-known works, including Ah! vous dirai-je Maman, The Magic Flute Overture, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Overture to Don Giovanni, and the "Jupiter" Symphony. For age 5 and up.
Come early for the Musical Instrument "Petting Zoo." An hour before each NSO Family Concert, young concertgoers can get up close and hands-on with the instruments they'll see played on the stage--from violins, trumpets, and oboes to trombones and percussion--in the Kennedy Center Atrium. A project of the Women's Committee for the NSO.
Stay after the 3 p.m. concerts for a Kids' Chat. Following the 3 p.m. concert, young audience members can ask questions and hear engaging stories in an up-close-and-personal talk with the concert artists.
Magic Circle Mime Co.
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- About NSO Family at the Kennedy Center
- About Performances for Young Audiences at the Kennedy Center
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of the NSO.
The Macy's Foundation and Washington Gas are the proud sponsors of the Family Concerts.
Performances for Young Audiences is made possible by Bank of America.
The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna
Presenting Underwriter HRH Foundation
Additional support is provided by
Noémi and Michael Neidorff and the Centene Charitable Foundation, The Honorable Nancy G. Brinker, and State Plaza Hotel.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.
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