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Diablo Symphony Family Concert, Carnival of the Animals

Diablo Symphony presents Family Concert with pianists Randall Benway and Hernando Torres-Fernandez. Concert features Carnival of the Animals, Jurassic Park and more and is free for children 12 and under.

The Diablo Symphony is delighted to join forces with pianists Randall Benway and Hernando Torres-Fernandez in this year’s annual Family Concert on Sunday, March 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lesher Center for the Arts. A lively and humorous outing for newcomers as well as longtime lovers of the symphony, the concert offers a variety of musical adventures the whole family will enjoy. Included in the hour-long program is Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals featuring the strings, two pianos, glockenspiel and xylophone, with special appearances by the flute, piccolo and clarinet (come guess which one mimics the call of a cuckoo bird in the woods). Tchaikovsky’s “Pizzicato Ostinato” from Symphony No. 4 and John Williams’ Jurassic Park also highlight instruments of the orchestra and showcase a variety of musical themes and rhythms. And Music Director and Conductor Matilda Hofman relinquishes her baton when Kathryn Crandell of the French horn section takes the podium to conduct Jurassic Park and children from the audience take turns conducting the orchestra at concert’s end.. Randall Benway has performed extensively in the US, Europe and Asia and is a founding member of the Redwood Trio. He has been assistant Director and pianist for the Blackhawk Chorus since 2009. Hernando Torres-Fernandez, a native of Peru, has performed in the US, Europe and So. America as a soloist and chamber musician. He is also a career diplomat, most recently as Consul General of Peru in San Francisco. Season Sponsors: Patrick and Shirley Campbell Foundation

Date & Time

March 29, 2020

12:00AM - 3:15PM

Add to Calendar 03/29/202012:00 AM 03/29/202003:15 PM America/Los_Angeles Diablo Symphony Family Concert, Carnival of the Animals The Diablo Symphony is delighted to join forces with pianists Randall Benway and Hernando Torres-Fernandez in this year’s annual Family Concert on Sunday,... More info at www.ourcommunityfocus.com/events/186508/diablo-symphony-family-concert-carnival-of-the-animals Lesher Center for the Arts 1601 Civic Dr. , Walnut Creek, CA 94596 axEakIwmdzNKaowyWmiv58927

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Lesher Center for the Arts 1601 Civic Dr. Walnut Creek 94596 CA US

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(925) 943-7469

Adults $35, Youth 13-17 $10, Children 12 and under Free

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