From Princesses to Pirates – WRA's music department prepares for family-friendly Fall Concert

From Princesses to Pirates – WRA's music department prepares for family-friendly Fall Concert

On Sunday, Oct. 8, the Symphonic Winds, Academy String Orchestra and The Academy Choir will team up to perform an interactive family-friendly fall music concert. Beginning at 5 p.m. in the Knight Fine Arts Center, the concert will start with the passing out of goodie bags to all children in attendance and will include eye patches, shakers and train whistles.

"It is really important for my performers to remember how they were attracted to music in the first place," said Fine & Performing Arts Department faculty member Midge Karam. "There's also something really refreshing about the energy a children's audience brings to a performance."

Included in the one-hour program will be music from "Pirates of the Caribbean," a collection of Japanese children's songs performed by the choir, and "Clink Clank Clunk," a piece by composer Leroy Anderson which will be played using the pizzicato plucking technique.