(Not) Just For Kids: Free Music Program "One Big Family – Orchestra!" this weekend

The Norwalk Symphony's (Not) Just For Kids series opens its 2017-18 season on Saturday October 28 with One Big Family - Orchestra!  This fun, free program shows how the four instrument families perform together and how each is a unique facet of an orchestra! (Not) Just For Kids demonstrates the range of sounds and how musicians produce notes and tones, that together create a symphony. Music played will include themes from NSO’s upcoming Musical Revolutionaries concert on November 4. The hour-long program ends with youngsters given the chance to try out instruments and make their own music. NSO Executive Director Louis Pietig is enthusiastic, “This is a great way to introduce music from the Norwalk Symphony into the surrounding communities, and reach a new and appreciative audience.”

One Big Family includes Norwalk Symphony Orchestra musicians sharing how, like in human families, the instruments in a particular family are related. They are often made of the same types of materials, look similar, and produce sound in comparable ways. Some are larger and some are smaller, just as parents and children are different sizes with higher and lower voices. Each of the four families (strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion) have members with specific traits.

NSO is excited that (Not) Just For Kids will begin a special Afterschool Program at Norwalk City Hall on Friday October 27 at 4pm for students from the Carver Center and Norwalk Housing Authority. If you would like to attend on Friday please call 203 956-6771 as space is limited.

Norwalk Symphony’s (Not) Just For Kids program One Big Family will be Saturday October 28 for the public at three locations: Norwalk Public Library, at 11am; New Canaan Public Library at 1pm, and Wilton Library at 3pm. Funding for this program is provided by the New Canaan Community Foundation, the Ruth Krauss Foundation, and donors of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra.