Monday, February 4, 2019

Monday Music

 Another Saturday morning hour with the Fort Worth Symphony. Their family program is delightful and this Jurassic Parts was exceptionally clever and original.   Bob Singleton (of Barney the Dinosaur fame as musical director) has a varied career. In this world premiere original he envisions the origin of musical instruments with dinosaurs. What I enjoyed a lot was that as each section of the orchestra played, the musicians stood. It was a good lesson for kids (and this adult) to actually be aware of what was playing (i.e. oh, that's the french horn, in comes a trombone, and ah, a clash of cymbals)
Here's the orchestra settling in prior to the show. Saturday mornings are quite casual. Bass Hall was filled to the brim, and yes some wee kids make noise, but it's an excellent hour of lovely music. Jurassic Parts was a nifty experience. I hope it comes to an orchestra near you.

15 comments:

  1. I love all sorts of music and this sounds wonderful indeed Joanne. The theme about it being Jurassic Parts reminded me that here where I live on the South Coast it's known as "The Jurassic Coast" owing to all the fossils that are found.
    Enjoy your week.
    Yvonne.

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    1. You would enjoy the FWSO immensely. And very cool about the fossils in your area.

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  2. That's an interesting show. I don't think I've seen one where the musicians stood as they played, either.

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    1. they'd stand and sit. Except for the cello and harp players!

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    1. the FWSO does a great job in the community

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  4. That sounds like a good one for the kids! The Georgia Philharmonic, which is the orchestra I play with, has one concert a year strictly for the kids. It's a popular one. Even the grown-ups enjoy it.

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  5. I'd love this. Sounds like you had a fun time!

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    1. indeed - the next season is on sale now - buy a ticket (plus it's warmer down here)

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  6. What a novel concert. I like the idea Sherry proposed.

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    1. it's a good way for folks to realize the orchestra isn't too "fancy".

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  7. That sounds like a lot of fun. Then again, anything that includes music is a winner for me. Have you ever heard any symphonic arrangements of rock music? Like Rolling Stones' songs? Totally awesome!

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