Nancy Barber (nlbarber) wrote,
Nancy Barber

Kid symphony concert

It was another children's concert day at the Atlanta Symphony, and we all went. Nice program: Shostakovich's Festival Overture, Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (done with a narrator), and The Story of Babar, music by Poulenc, with dancers from the Atlanta Ballet, again with a narrator. Chris Kayser, whom I've seen in a couple of things at the Ga. Shakespeare Festival, did the narration.

The Shostakovich and the Britten are old standards that I like well, and which were done fairly well (I get the feeling that the ASO coasts through the children's concerts--concerts with the Atlanta Youth Orchestra at least feel like the performers are up for it). The Poulenc was, well, ballet music. I can't recall anything memorable about the music at all. But the ballet was well done and well paced for children--short dances, interspersed with more narration. Good concert.
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