FOLLOW THAT FIDDLE
Sat., Jan 7, 2012 at 11 a.m.
1901 Mississippi Ave SE • Washington, DC 20020
Instrument Petting Zoo at 10 a.m.
NSO musician Glenn Donnellan has joined together two of his most unlikely likes: the violin and … baseball?? Yes! In this home-run performance, kids are introduced to the Electric Slugger™–a new electric violin that he custom made out of a Louisville Slugger(r) baseball bat. Playing a variety of violins from around the world, Donnellan brings together far-flung musical styles–from mystical Eastern music to American fiddling, Vivaldi to Van Halen–revealing the histories of these world instruments and the science of how a violin makes its music. For age 4 and up.
Come early for the Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo.” Starting one hour before the Kinderkonzert, this hands-on activity in the Boys and Girls Clubs Game Room gives children a chance to get up close with the instruments they’ll see played on stage–from violins and trumpets to oboes and flutes. A project of the Women’s Committee for the NSO.
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of the NSO.
The National Symphony Orchestra’s Community Engagement Program is made possible through the generosity of Mrs. Irene Pollin.
Additional support is provided by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and Linda and Tobia Mercuro.