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Beethoven at the Ballpark! (uncredited)

NSO Kinderclassics: Beethoven at the Ballpark!

In this zany world premiere program, find out what baseball and music have in common when NSO violinist Glenn Donnellan--famous for his fiddle made out of a baseball bat--joins Washington Nationals ballpark organist Matthew Van Hoose. Age 4+

  • Sat., May 9, 2015
  • Family Theater
  • 50 minutes
  • $20.00

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NSO Kinderclassics
Beethoven at the Ballpark!

World premiere! Find out what baseball and music have in common when NSO violinist Glenn Donnellan--famous for his Electric Slugger, a fiddle made out of a baseball bat--joins Washington Nationals ballpark organist Matthew Van Hoose in this zany program that's sure to entertain as much as it educates! Using musical examples from classical, pop, and baseball-themed works, plus Ernest Thayer's beloved poem "Casey at the Bat," this grand slam duo will show how the basics of ball play relate to the fundamentals of fiddling and mastery of music. You'll see how numbers play their part, how music adds drama to America's favorite pastime, and how to hit your spot on an instrument, just like players on the field do. So slide into a seat and cheer along as our tuneful team hits this family concert experience right out of the park! For age 4 and up.

Performance Timing: 50 minutes, with no intermission

Come early for the Musical Instrument "Petting Zoo." Starting one hour before each Kinderkonzert, this hands-on activity in the Kennedy Center Hall of States gives children a chance to get up close with the instruments they'll see played on stage--from violins and trumpets to oboes and flutes. A project of the Women's Committee for the NSO.

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