Wait. Let me rewind. The Cleveland Orchestra is one of our city's best assets. It is literally one of the best orchestras in the country if not the world. And Severance Hall is in a word STUNNING:
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|Blossom way back in 2012. We've gone every year since!|
We took our kids to a Musical Rainbows concert on Saturday and they had a great time:
PNC Musical Rainbows - ideal for children 3 to 6Which instrument is bigger – violin or viola? How many strings are on a harp? What’s a bassoon? Children will discover the answers to these musical questions and more during our 30-minute Musical Rainbow concerts. These presentations are a fun, interactive way for our youngest listeners to learn about the instruments of the orchestra, one at a time. PNC Musical Rainbow concerts are performed by Cleveland Orchestra musicians and guests, are hosted by local actress and singer Maryann Nagel. Children have the chance to sing, clap, and move to the music as they have fun learning all about orchestral instruments. Musical Rainbows are performed in the 400-seat Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall.
Family Concerts - ideal for children 7 and upFamily Concerts are a great way to get kids excited about classical music! These narrated, 60-minute concerts performed by The Cleveland Orchestra in historic Severance Hall, are structured around a theme and feature guest artists such as young musicians, mimes, dancers, actors, and more. Family Concerts offer a unique and fun-filled opportunity for families to spend quality time with their children, enrich their lives through exposure to the musical arts, and share the excitement of live music performed by one of the world’s top orchestras.
All Family Concerts are preceded by free activities, including hands-on Instrument Discovery, throughout the hall that enhance your child’s enjoyment of the performance.
It was super fun. The concert was exactly the right length to hold even Tiny's attention and was interactive and fun! They loved it:
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|ART DECO MAKES ME SWOON.|
PNC Musical Rainbows Concert - The Vivacious Viola – May 9
Disclosure: My family and I received tickets to this event in exchange for this review. As always all opinions are my own.
|Bonus family portrait in MOCA. We walked there for lunch after the concert. It was a lovely way to spend a Saturday in Cleveland!|