If you live in New York and have kids, or know someone who does, consider catching the Greenwich Village Orchestra’s annual family concert tomorrow afternoon.
I got roped into subbing the principal trumpet part, and by the looks of this morning’s dress rehearsal, the concert should be a lot of fun: built around Saint-Saen’s “Carnival of the Animals”, replete with narration, costumed dancers playing the animals, and a post-concert ‘instrument petting zoo’.
Takes place tomorrow (Sunday, December 16), 3:00pm at Washington Irving Auditorium (Irving Plaace between 16th & 17th).
[As a bonus for attending, you can also marvel at my terrible, terrible attempt at playing a horse whinny sound on the trumpet at the end of the 'Sleigh Ride' finale. Giddyup!]