Tchaikovsky Discovers America

Saturday May 20 2023 10:00 am
About the Performance

Join us for this fun family event featuring a theatrical concert designed especially for young audiences and their grownups followed by hands-on musical activities! Based on a momentous historical event, Tchaikovsky Discovers America tells of the great composer’s arrival in New York for the grand opening of Carnegie Hall in 1891 and his trip to Niagara Falls. A surprise encounter with Jennie, a young American girl, gives us a glimpse into Tchaikovsky’s life in Russia, his love of music and his fears of conducting.

Woven into the drama are two dozen of the composer’s best-known excerpts, including his First Piano Concerto, String Serenade, 1812 Overture and his beloved ballets – The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake. Part play, part concert and part ballet, this poignant tale of contrast, courage and incredible classical music provides a wonderful opportunity to learn and be entertained while sharing meaningful memories together.

After the concert, join us for an instrument petting zoo with our musicians and a variety of hands-on activities with Blues Angel Music, Brush and Sketch, Making Waves Music Therapy, Pensacola MESS Hall and West Florida Public Libraries.

This event, featuring Classical Kids LIVE!® Classical Kids, a registered trademark of Classical Productions for Children Ltd., is presented under exclusive license and permission by Classical Kids Music Education, NFP.

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Child Three Years Old or Younger

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Performance Agenda

9:30 am
Saenger and House Doors Open

10:00 am
Concert Begins

11:00 am
Activities Begin