Pinocchio's Adventures in Funland

Sunday, March 18, 2018 3:00PM
Powell Hall

Pinocchio's Adventures in Funland
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Gemma New, conductor
The St. Louis Black Repertory Company, narrator
COCA-Center of Creative Arts, choreography

ROSSINI The Barber of Seville Overture
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV  Flight of the Bumblebee from Tale of the Tsar Saltan
MICHAEL GANDOLFI  Pinocchio’s Adventures in Funland

“Children, and those who remember your childhoods, I would like to tell you a story about a curious little fellow…a puppet whose greatest wish was to stop being a puppet and begin being a boy, a real boy.” Travel to funland with the SLSO and actors from The Black Rep and dancers from COCA as they bring to life the enchanting tale of Carlo Collodi’s most beloved marionette, all while entertaining, educating and introducing your family to the riches of live music. This concert will also feature excerpts from other childhood favorites including The Barber of Seville Overture and Flight of the Bumblebee!

Arrive early for pre-concert activities! Take your photo with puppets Pinocchio, Geppetto and an adorable bumblebee from Bob Kramer’s Marionettes. Create your own bumblebee with COCA teaching artists. Plus, visit the Instrument Playground in the lobby for a hands-on experience with different orchestral instruments.

Are you organizing events for your youth group? Foster community and explore exciting ways of storytelling through music! Contact Dawn Berkbigler, Group Sales Manager, at 314-286-4155 or for discounted rates when you bring a group of 10 or more.