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.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.