The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra held a free family concert this morning, just in time for Week 19! There were lots of fun musical activities for the children to enjoy before the concert began, such as this conducting lesson given by Maestro Gregory Vajda, HSO's conductor! He was so sweet to the kids, and he was really trying to teach them something - yes, I think he's great! There was also a musical petting zoo, hula hoops, face painting, and boom whackers. So neat!
Mary and Maestro!
The girls made egg shakers and decorated them with musical stickers. This was Mary's favorite activity.
Anna also got a picture with the conductor!
After all the fun in the lobby of the concert hall, the music began! The orchestra first played the overture to Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute." Then there was a cello concerto from a contemporary composer, and finally the orchestra played "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" by Benjamin Britten. Anna couldn't hang, and she and the hubs left early to run some errands. Mary did pretty well, but the hour-long performance was just too long for her liking.
Overall, I'm very glad we went; Mary said that she enjoyed it, so no worries. :)