Melbourne Community Orchestra Presents ‘Music Makers of Tomorrow’ Concert Nov. 11
By Michael Parsons, Eastern Florida State College // October 31, 2023
For additional information call 321-285-6724
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Community Orchestra goes to the movies on Saturday, November 11 at 2:00 PM, when Maestro Mark Nelson will combine two of his favorite things: classical music and storytelling.
Music Makers of Tomorrow is a free concert for children at Premiere Theaters Oaks 10, featuring a live performance of the hilarious whodunit for the whole family, The Composer Is Dead. With music by Nathaniel Stookey and text by Lemony Snicket, no one leaves the theater until this mystery is solved.
Alfie Silva, the popular local entertainer and tribute artist, will narrate the murder mystery, which centers on the orchestra and is designed to help introduce children to instruments.
The program also includes The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul Dukas, made famous in the Disney animated classic, Fantasia. The orchestra will perform the work, while onscreen, Mickey Mouse’s attempts at wizardry go very wrong.
Additional fun activities are planned for the youngsters at the theater located at 1800 W. Hibiscus Boulevard in Melbourne, including an instrument petting zoo where kids can hold different instruments and give them a try.
Melbourne Community Orchestra Conductor, Mark Nelson, is delighted to bring his musicians to the Oaks 10 for the 2nd Annual Music Makers of Tomorrow event. Families with children of all ages are welcome, although the program is particularly aimed at those in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade.
“Being an educator for over 40 years, I’ve seen the positive change music can make in students’ lives,” said Nelson.
“We are especially focused on bringing orchestral music to children who are in private or home schools, as they don’t always get the opportunity to participate in musical enrichment programs.”
The educational concert for children will introduce youngsters to orchestral music and instruments, with the goal of educating and inspiring the next generation of musicians through classical music performance.
The Melbourne Community Orchestra plans to continue the annual family outreach event.
Admission to Music Makers of Tomorrow is free and seating is limited, so attendees of every age are encouraged to arrive early for the one-hour musical experience. Call 321-285-6724 or visit www.MCOrchestra.org for more information or to sign up for concert alerts.
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