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Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant
Orchestra Miami’s Nicklaus Children’s Family Fun Series concludes at 3 PM on Sunday, March 25th with “Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant” and “ A Treeful of Monkeys”, two delightful and witty pieces for children performed by the chamber ensemble of Orchestra Miami and narrator.
What do you get when you mix a tuba with a baboon? A tubaboon! Prepare to explore a wilderness where birds, beasts, vegetables and flowers have been mysteriously scrambled together to create creatures you’ve never seen before! Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant is based on the award-winning children’s book of the same name by poet Jack Prelutsky, with music composed by Lucas Richman. Known as the “Children’s Poet Laureate” Mr. Prelutsky is the pre-eminent author of silly poems for kids. This mash-up of inanimate objects with animals will have you giggling and trying to guess what comes next!
A Treeful of Monkeys is composed by Daniel Dorff, and based on a traditional African Folk Tale about a hat seller who takes a nap under a tree and wakes up to discover that all the monkeys are wearing his hats! How will he get them back? Find out in this charming and fun piece.
Both pieces are performed by the chamber ensemble of Orchestra Miami, featuring Orlando Forte on the violin, Stanley Spinola on the French Horn, Robert Deutsch on the Cello, Christine Pascual-Fernandez on the Clarinet, Mark Schubert on percussion and Elaine Rinaldi on the piano, and narrated by Carbonell Award winning actor Chaz Mena.
The performance takes place on Sunday, March 25, 3:00 PM at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156. Come early for the instrument petting zoo provided by Allegro Music Center and stay after for juice and cookies! Advance purchase tickets are just $10 for kids ages 3-17, $12 for seniors (65 and up), and $15 for adults. At the door, tickets are $12 for kids, $15 for seniors and $18 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at www.orchestramiami.org or by calling (305) 274-2103.