Sound All Around Winds

Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller

Hugh Sung - Piano

Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia - English horn

Saturday, January 7, 2017

11:15 am Academy Of Music Ballroom

Take a deep breath and get ready to learn all about flutes and reeds! The woodwind family which got its name from instruments originally made of wood, includes the flute, clarinet, oboe, and bassoon. Though usually not part of an orchestra, this family also includes the saxophone. So how do these instruments work? Flutes produce sound when the air blown into the instrument vibrates, while the vibration of the reed produces sound for reed instruments. Elizabeth Masoudnia, the featured musician in this program, plays the English horn. You might be surprised to find it looks nothing like a French horn! It's a special type of reed instrument, called a double reed, and it looks like a big oboe.

This season, we specifically welcome children with sensory sensitivities and their families to our relaxed sensory friendly Saturday performances of Sound All Around. Our aim is to create a safe and accepting environment where children, including those on the autism spectrum and with other developmental disabilities, and their families can experience live music together. “I'm thrilled to see The Philadelphia Orchestra welcoming children and families who often do not have the opportunities to experience and enjoy the arts in a public and community space,” said Roger Ideishi, program director for Temple University's College of Public Health Program in Occupational Therapy. “This initiative demonstrates The Philadelphia Orchestra's commitment to providing music enrichment for ALL children and families regardless of ability level.”

Flexible refund policy: The Philadelphia Orchestra are committed to making every effort for you and your family to have a successful concert experience. If you are unable to attend the concert for which you purchased tickets, you may switch concert times, exchange for a different Sound All Around, or receive a full refund. 

The Sound All Around concert series is presented by PNC Grow Up Great and is endowed in perpetuity by the Garrison Family Fund for Children's Concerts.

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