Families Can Enjoy A Day Of Musical Fun At The Carnegie Hall Family Concert

Photo by Fadi Kheir

Sit back, listen, and relax as the Orchestra of St. Luke and narrator John Lithgow take you and the family through three journeys with three very different family-friendly stories at the Carnegie Hall Family Concert. Celebrate the orchestra’s return to Carnegie Hall on Saturday, October 14 at 2pm with these stories you will not want to miss.

The show will begin with a musical classic–Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf.” Follow the adventures of Peter as he tricks and captures a menacing wolf. Then celebrate as Peter leads hunters, the wolf, the cat, and others to the zoo in a victory parade. The story is easy to follow and loved by all ages.

Then, get lost in Caroline Shaw’s adaption of “The Mountain That Loved a Bird” by Alice McLerran. In contrast to Prokofiev’s story of bravery, “The Mountain That Loved a Bird” is an inspiring story about friendship. It focuses on the relationship between a barren mountain and a bird named Joy. Whenever Joy visits the mountain, it becomes happy but whenever Joy leaves, its heart breaks. Joy uses its tears to grow a beautiful forest and other vegetation on the mountain. As a result, other animals to visit the mountain. The sweet musical tells of a story that turns sadness into joy.

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Finally, enjoy Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s take on “The Dot and the Line by Norton Juster. It follows the love story between a determined line and lost dot. Watch and listen as the straight line tries tirelessly to win the affections of a dot more interested in a squiggly line. Learn about shapes as the straight line contorts himself into many forms to impress the dot and eventually achieve his goal. The story combines math with love in a fun, family-friendly way. This show will be the New York premiere of Rodriguez’s “The Dot and the Line.” It is also the world premiere of Shaw’s “The Mountain That Loved a Bird.”

The Carnegie Hall Family Concert will take place in the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage and is recommended for children ages 6-12. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit carnegiehall.org.