TSO Flute Viola Harp Trio
The Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Flute Viola Harp Trio – Ann Weaver, Patricia Watrous and Patricia Harris – will perform an original and mysterious story by TSO violinist and composer Michael Fan. “Emily and the Ghost Flute” ends the Just for Kids series on a high note April 2. courtesy photo

The final programs in the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Just for Kids series for the 2010/11-82nd season are Saturday, April 2 with two performances of “Emily and the Ghost Flute.” Featuring the TSO Flute Viola Harp Trio, the program will be presented at 10 a.m. and again at 11:15 at the Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. Sixth Ave.

The Flute Viola Harp Trio will perform an original and mysterious story by TSO violinist and composer Michael Fan. In “Emily and the Ghost Flute,” a strange sound is heard coming from a house that has been abandoned for years. With a little help from the trio, Emily must figure out what the sound is and where it originates.

Just for Kids is a popular series of fun, informal, interactive chamber ensemble concerts lasting about 45 minutes. The performances use humor, storytelling, demonstrations and participation to introduce classical music and orchestral instruments in an entertaining and kid-friendly environment to families including those with very young children.

In addition, at the Town Hall in Sahuarita on April 9, the TSO Percussion Ensemble will perform “Kitchen Music.” The production challenges children to make music everywhere, even in their own home.

“Kitchen Music” will be performed on Saturday, April 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sahuarita Town Hall, 375 W. Sahuarita Center Way.

Admission to all the performances is free, with a suggested $3 per person donation.

For more information about the Tucson Symphony Center Just for Kids program, call the TSO box office at 882-8585 or visit www.tucsonsymphony.org. TSO box office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information about the Sahuarita program, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 822-8896 or 445-7850.

The programs are presented on the first Saturday morning of each month from October through April. There is ample free parking at the Tucson Symphony Center. The Just for Kids performances at the Town Hall in Sahuarita are presented at 10:30 a.m. typically on the first Saturdays of October, November, February and March.

This Just for Kids concert series at the Tucson Symphony Center receives support from Sandra B. Um, Coyote Music Together and Elinor Hallowell. The Just for Kids concert series in Sahuarita is sponsored by the Town of Sahuarita.

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