Thursday, February 26, 2009

Family Activities at the CFA this Weekend

The Annual Carnival Children’s Concert takes place this Sunday, March 1 at 2pm at Wesleyan’s Crowell Concert Hall. The University’s Orchestra, guest-conducted by Roy Wiseman, will present a concert for children based on Igor Stravinsky’s famous ballet Pulcinella. In addition to this musical treat, the Orchestra will also perform works by Maurice Ravel and Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov. Bring your entire family down to Crowell on Sunday and partake in pre-concert festivities, which start at 1pm. There will be commedia dell’arte-inspired mask making. An Instrument Petting Zoo will also be featured so that children can familiarize themselves with less familiar orchestra instruments. Admission is free.

On another CFA-related note, Stan’s Café show, Of All the People in All the World, USA (The Rice Show), will be ending its run at Wesleyan on Tuesday. Firstly, if you haven’t gotten the chance to see the show yet, it’s incredible and a definite experience. Secondly, the artists of Stan’s Café will be hosting free family workshops on Sunday, March 1 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm and 2:30pm to 3:30pm. The performer's of Stan's Cafe will play games with the students such as “anyone who…” which will show them different ways of looking at the similarities and differences among people all over the world. Another game has teams of kids add labels to anonymous piles of rice, after which they'll be given activity sheets and let loose to explore the gallery. Space is limited so call the box office at 860.685.3355 to reserve space for you and your family.

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