Six Exciting Family Programs For Your Audience
Robert Franz's versatility spans the generations. His appeal as a first-rate conductor,energetic educator, and a really FUN showman sets this enthusiastic leader apart fromthe others. Franz, Music Director of the Boise Philharmonic and Associate Conductor of the Houston Symphony, has put together six exciting programs for the entire family.
Each program serves multiple goals:
Presents the best orchestral music in a fun and authentic way.
Develops active listening skills in audiences of all ages.
Encourages FUN! Robert Franz conducts each concert in an amusing costumeto the surprise and delight of both the audience and orchestra, instilling humor,engaging young audiences, and creating a bridge to the world of classicalmusic..Presenting exciting, interactive concerts is part of the process. Engaging thecommunity is equally important. Each one of these programs focuses on differentgroups and talents from the community joining forces with your orchestra. Youngpoets, artists, singers, and actors are all a vital part of the success of familyprogramming. Empowering young people, entertaining them, and developing their minds all lead to the best family programming out there.
Six Programs Are Available:
Carnival of the Animals
and the great unsung hero of the animal world...the chicken! Works by SaintSaëns, Mussorgsky, Kechley, Anderson, and Fucik. This is a program focusingyoung audiences on the art of active listening and enjoying music dedicated tothe chicken.
Wizard of Oz
Giving a new twist on an old favorite, this program focuses on Benjamin Britten'sever popular "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra." The twist is each familyof instruments is narrated by one of the four characters of the Wizard of Oz.
Four Disney-Based Programs:
Little Mermaid: Symphony Under the Sea
Works by Handel, Wagner, Britten, Offenbach, and Sousa.
Beauty and the Beast: Princes and Princesses
Works by Wagner, Prokofiev,Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Stravinsky.
Lion King and Peter and the Wolf
Works by Haydn and a special presentation of "Little Rap Riding Hood" byNaomi Baltuck.
Aladdin: Arabian Nights
Works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Koch, and Saint Saëns.Each program has unique props and a community component.Each Disney-based program can feature one or more high school choirs.