Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Ahoy all parents, children, swashbucklers, and wannabe pirates!

Just because the subscription season is over, doesn't mean the fun is!

Set your course for the ASO's annual Children’s Festival on Sunday, June 8, 2008 at 2pm!

Not simply a concert, the Children’s Festival is the culmination of a cross-curricular educational initiative that brings music into area classrooms through a specially designed music and arts curriculum. The fun begins at 2pm with interactive art stations, limbo and pirate costume contests and dance activities. Children can also play real symphonic instruments at the instrument petting zoo. At 3pm, the ASO, with a special appearance by Dancensations Dance Center, will present selections from the first two Pirates of the Caribbean movies: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Dead Man’s Chest.
Both movies have set box office records with Dead Man’s Chest earning the title of third highest grossing movie of all time. Audiences will delight in hearing the score from a movie loved worldwide brought to life by a live symphonic performance. A backdrop to the orchestra features a videography comprised of artwork created by Alexandria students participating in the curriculum project.

The event will be held at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center (3001 N. Beauregard St, Alexandria). Tickets are only $5 general admission and can be puchased online at or by calling 703-548-0885.

Hope to see you there in your best pirate gear!

(Scenes from last year's festival)

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