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NSO Family Concert: Pictures in Sound

More than 100 years ago, Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky created Pictures at an Exhibition, inspired by paintings and drawings by one of his dearest friends. Now, Emil de Cou and the NSO help you re-create these pictures in your imagination.

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What could a funny-looking gnome, an old Italian castle, and a ballet of baby chicks possibly have in common? They're all famous pictures turned into music by Modest Mussorgsky! More than 100 years ago, the famous Russian composer created Pictures at an Exhibition, inspired by paintings and drawings by one of his dearest friends. Now, Emil de Cou and the NSO help you re-create these pictures in your imagination by playing excerpts of Mussorgsky's work arranged for orchestra. Don't miss this unique concert experience that will have everyone in the family "seeing" music through the mind's eye. For ages 7 and up.

Come Early for the Musical Instrument "Petting Zoo"
Starting an hour before each Concert Hall performance, this event gives young concertgoers a chance to get up close and hands-on with the instruments they'll see played professionally on the stage--from violins, flutes, and clarinets to trumpets and percussion!

The Instrument "Petting Zoo" is a project of the Women's Committee for the National Symphony Orchestra.

Kids' Chats  
Following each of the 3 p.m. performances, young audience members can ask questions and hear engaging stories in an up-close-and-personal talk with the concert artists.

Program and Notes

MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL
 Pictures at an Exhibition
transcribed for orchestra by Maurice Ravel
All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

Group of 20 or more? Group Sales offers special terms and discounts for most performances.

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