Tiny Tots Inside the Orchestra: Boettcher Concert Hall
Last Monday the girls and I took a mini adventure downtown to Boettcher Concert Hall for the Tiny Tots, Inside the Orchestra performance! I LOVE this! Such a FUN experience to listen to LIVE orchestra music with your littles in a fun, interactive way they can simply grasp. I took Remy when she was a baby, so it was fun to see how she has grown, and now see how Arlo responds when she hears music! Arlo is proving to be quite funny, and jolly. Remy is turning more reserved, social when she wants to be, but moody and more cautious now. Arlo was dancing, and she insisted on wearing Remy's "haugh," (hat).
We got an EARLY start to the day, which has been more the norm these days. Are my days of sleeping in until 8. 8:30-9, gone?! GASP! They seem to be waking each other up, waking to noises, waking to the light... HELP! Anyway, we made it downtown in no time and were originally supposed to see the 10:45, but we actually ended up making it early enough for the 9:30!
A GORGEOUS morning downtown, AND, we found curbside meter parking half a block away! We got there in ample time to file in with the other tots, hand in hand with their care takers, mommies and daddies. What a treat to do this in Boettcher Concert Hall! I had not been here since I was very young... and definitely NOT on the stage! Everyone got to find a seat on the stage, surrounded by all of the pieces of an orchestra.
The conductor narrates and introduces small, familiar pieces of music to them, and also highlights each instrumental section. We sat near the cellos, I think. All was well, Remy was sleepy and clingy and lounging in my lap and Arlo was bee-bopping about plopping her hat on and off and bouncing to the music, when Arlo decided to grab hold of a music stand like a sign pole. It toppled over, luckily onto my head, not completely crashing to the ground, but sheets of music went flying like confetti and I am sure we caused a tiny scene. Oops! Tots, instruments, bound to be a couple hiccups. Right?!
A surprise treat came when the Kim Robards dance troupe came out in black and white swan costumes and flitted about the audience during a Swan Lake bit.
Afterwards, we headed across the street for a cookie, but not without playing on a giant yellow "building block" bench!
If you want to see about catching a performance, check the Tiny Tots schedule here. A fun hour in store for you.