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Alex Theatre
between Wilson and California 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203
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A subscription to the Family Concert Series includes a ticket to each of the following concerts. All concerts start at 2pm, with pre-concert activities at 1pm. When you attend the first concert, you will pick up your tickets to all three concerts in the series. The concerts are one-hour long, so that younger children can enjoy them. They are recommended for ages 5 and up.

Pre-concert activities include crafts, interactive workshops, and an “instrument petting zoo,” where kids get the chance to try out real intstruments. After each concert, there is an opportunity for children to ask questions.

Sunday, January 29, 2006
Birthday Jazz for Mozart
*Mozart loved musical innovation and improvising at the piano.  Celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth with two talented pianists.  Jeffrey Kahane and his son Gabriel, a 20-something-year-old singer/songwriter and composer, team up for a 4-hand Mozart sonata and a toe-tapping jazz improvisation.  You’ll also hear the beautiful wind composition featured in the Oscar-winning movie Amadeus.
Jeffrey Kahane: conductor & piano
Gabriel Kahane: piano
LACO Winds
Mozart: Gran Partita   (excerpts)
Mozart: Sonata for Piano Four-Hands 
plus: Jazz Piano Improvisation

*Sunday, March 26, 2006
Surprise, Surprise!
*Turn the kids on to the classics with a program that is fresh, delightful and fun.  Composer/educator Randall Fleischer and comedian Heidi Joyce will put a smile on every face with the Galop often used by circuses, the rollicking music of the French wit Ibert, and the overture to Rossini’s comic opera.  And listen for the surprise – Haydn is famous for including jokes in his music.
Randall Fleischer: conductor
Heidi Joyce: narrator
Kabalevsky: Comedian’s Galop
Haydn: Symphony No. 94 (“Surprise”), Second Movement
Rossini: Overture to La Scala di Seta  (The Silken Ladder)
Ibert: Divertissement

*Sunday, April 30, 2006
An American Journey
*Follow an expedition to the Southwest in the 1840s.  Courtesy of the Autry National Center, our concert intersperses Copland’s famous score with stories inspired by the experiences of Catherine McDonald, the young Native American daughter of a fur trader.  You’ll recognize the tune of the American folk song, Simple Gifts.
Randall Fleischer: conductor
Tonantzin Carmelo: narrator
Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite (excerpts from original version)

International Gem and Jewelry Show Knott's Berry Farm <em>The Last Waltz 40 Tour</em> <em>Harold and Maude</em> <em>Vibe</em>: Rooftop Party at W Hollywood Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim