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Mini Maestros Children’s Concert Series Returns for 2022

December 17, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mini Maestros Children’s Concert Series Returns for 2022
Tacoma, WA – Symphony Tacoma is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2022 Mini Maestros concert series. Designed for kids ages 2-8 and their families, the four-concert series provides an interactive concert experience with Symphony Tacoma musicians and their instruments. With curriculum prepared by Early Childhood Learning experts, the 45-minute “informances” get kids physically and mentally engaged with the music.­
The first three concerts highlight a different family of instruments—strings, brass and percussion. Educator and emcee Shay Ryan introduces the instruments and introductory musical concepts while Symphony Tacoma musicians demonstrate through a selection of songs that children respond to by singing, dancing, marching and clapping their hands. The concerts include an instrument “petting zoo” that begins one hour before the performances. The petting zoo allows children to touch and try out the musical instruments with the assistance of musicians.
“We are so glad to welcome families with young children back for another season of Mini Maestros!” said Executive Director Karina Bharne. “These concerts provide an opportunity for kids to watch our musicians play in a fun and interactive environment led by Shay Ryan of Kindermusik, and our petting zoos are a wonderful opportunity for kids to see if the cello or the cymbals are for them! I don’t know who has more fun—the kids or our musicians and staff who get to engage with them.”
The grand finale concert is Sergei Prokofiev’s classic Peter and the Wolf, which introduces the different instruments in the orchestra as characters in the classic Russian folk tale. Featuring the full orchestra, it provides a culmination of concepts learned in the previous concerts.
All concerts begin at 3 pm, with the instrument petting zoo beginning at 2 pm. Tickets to individual concerts are $7 for children and $10 for adults, plus box office fees. The first two concerts will be held at University Place Presbyterian Church. Tickets for these concerts are on sale now. The third and fourth concerts will be held at the University of Puget Sound’s Schneeback Hall, and tickets for these sessions will go on sale in 2022.
Tickets may be purchased online at https://symphonytacoma.secure.force.com/ticket/#/ or at the door.
PLEASE NOTE: Symphony Tacoma is committed to providing a safe and healthy concert environment for our audiences, musicians and staff. In accordance with current Washington State mandates and safety protocols, all patrons (ages 5 and up) will be required to show proof of vaccination or results of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the concert date. Masks are also required for anyone over the age of 2, whether or not they have been vaccinated. More information: COVID-19 GUIDELINES.


December 17, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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