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Spring 2014 Saturday Family and Children's Concerts

The concerts on this page are especially designed for children and their families. These concerts are FREE and take place in Distler Performance Hall at the Granoff Music Center. Program information is subject to change.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1:00 PM
Saturday Family and Children's Concert Series
Ferdinand the Bull (and Other Animals)
The Solar Winds quintet presents a family concert featuring the beloved children's story character Ferdinand the Bull. In this brilliant musical tale, composer Mark Fish faithfully uses the text of Munro Leaf's "The Story of Ferdinand", the tale of a bull who refused to fight. Brought to life in music, Ferdinand snorts, paws the ground, and sits under his favorite cork tree and smells the flowers. Narrator Guy Urban reads the full text, accompanied by a slide show of original illustrations from this children's classic. It's the next best thing to being in Spain, the perfect antidote to a New England winter.

Additionally, the musicians of Solar Winds talk about their instruments and introduce a few more familiar animals in an interactive segment, bringing their program to a noisy, hilarious conclusion.

Members of the Solar Winds:
Jill Dreeben, flute
Charlyn Bethell, oboe
Diane Heffner, clarinet and Tufts performance faculty member
Neil Fairbairn, bassoon
Neil Godwin, guest hornist

Distler Performance Hall. Free; no tickets required.

SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 1:00 PM
Saturday Family and Children's Concert Series
Kiniwe
Kiniwe, Tufts African drumming and dance ensemble, performs, featuring director Nani Agbeli.
Distler Performance Hall. Free; no tickets required.