Have you ever seen an oboe up close? How does it produce a sound? How do you play a trombone? The Calgary Civic Symphony debunks all of these questions and more at its yearly “Build and Orchestra” event this Sunday at the National Music Centre. Meet the musicians, see and hear the instruments up close and partake in a scavenger hunt to find all the orchestral instruments. The National Music Centre will be open to the public to explore the building with interactive activities. With your regular admission to NMC/Studio Bell, families are encouraged to find all the musicians, receive a sticker to “Build an Orchestra” one instrument at a time, and place their stickers on their map of the orchestra. “Build an Orchestra” will run from 11 am to 12 pm.
The Civic Symphony invites you to enjoy a free concert from 1 pm to 2 pm in Studio Bell. You’ll enjoy a couple of movements or sections from Dvorak’s Symphony No. 4 in G Major. The star of the show, however, is Thomas Yu. Mr. Yu, or should we say, Dr. Yu, is a local periodontist who won the Seventh Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition, crowning him the best Amateur concert pianist in the world! He’ll be performing the first movement of Rachmaninoff 3rd piano concerto.
Come and join us this Sunday, September 29th at The National Music Centre/Studio Bell – fun for the entire family!