Children’s Concert

Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 9:00am and 10:30am

Somsen Hall | Harriet Johnson Auditorium
Winona State University

  Stories by Dr. Seuss
Music by Rob Kapilow
  Gertrude McFuzz
Green Eggs and Ham

Back by popular demand, the Winona Symphony Orchestra’s Children Concert will delight elementary school students with a narrated orchestral score to favorite tales of the young and the young at heart.  This year’s Children’s Concert tells two fun and zany Dr. Seuss stories, Gertrude McFuzz and Green Eggs and Ham. Will Gertrude learn that her one feather is enough? Will Sam-I-am convince you to try something new?  Join us for this musical treat by the Winona Symphony Orchestra!

The narrated orchestral score was written by American composer Robert Kapilow. Area elementary schoolchildren have been invited and 1,200 have confirmed reservations. Under the direction of Dr. Donald Lovejoy, Symphony performers will include nine instrumentalists and three vocalists (including Gertrude and Sam). “We hope to not only entertain the students but also inspire them to get involved in music making,” says Lovejoy.

The Symphony has been awarded a $10,000 Arts and Cultural Heritage grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council for its 2018 Children’s Concert for Winona area 3rd and 4th grade students. Thanks to this generous grant, the concerts will be presented to Winona area schoolchildren at no cost to the students or schools. Reservations for the 9:00 a.m. concert are full; reservations are still being accepted for the 10:30
a.m. performance. Limited balcony seating at the 10:30 a.m. concert is available to the general public. Free will donations are accepted from the general public.

The Winona Symphony Orchestra will also offer free admission to K-12 students for its Spring Concert on Saturday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. The March concert will feature Godfrey Ridout’s Tafelmusik, Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major. For the Spring Concert, high school students will be admitted free with a school ID; elementary and middle school students receive free admission when accompanied by a paying adult.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

P.O. BOX 1197
WINONA, MN 55987