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Family Concert The Listener

“The Listener” introduces new audiences to the workings of a concert orchestra and explores the active relationship between the listening audience and the musician. The art of listening requires talent and training. “The Listener” establishes this important concept through fifty minutes of humor, drama, and dance; leaving the audience appreciating their own abilities as well as the orchestra’s.

In the dramatic storyline, the conductor has prepared a program of music from the various artistic disciplines but finds his efforts complicated by the unexpected participation of two “audience” members. Musical challenges between bugle and trumpet and tap dancing to ballet music are just part of the action as these two characters and the audience learn about the orchestra, it’s music, and the art of listening.

The Magic Circle Mime Company’s “The Listener” introduces audiences to the workings of a concert orchestra and explores the relationships between the audience and musician. Families are encouraged to “Meet the Musicians” after the concert and learn about the different instruments.  Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Vaccinations are highly encouraged for all audience members who can receive them and since some of our newest listeners won’t be; masks will be required at this performance so everyone can safely listen for years to come.