Sound All Around Strings

Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller

Kerri Ryan - Viola

Saturday, November 18, 2017

10:00 am Academy of Music Ballroom
The beautiful string family makes up the largest portion of the orchestra. Now you can explore this family of instruments up-close through sight and sound! It includes the violin, viola, cello, and double bass, as well as the harp, guitar, and ukulele. Sound is created on these instruments through the vibration of the strings when they are bowed, plucked, or strummed. Assistant Principal violist, Kerri Ryan, will introduce all the unique ways string instruments create their magical sound.

For a second 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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