Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Combines Images and Music to Recreate Timeless Children’s Classic, The Polar Express, Dec. 5
Mei-Ann Chen leads baritone Andre McRae, the Peabody Children’s Chorus and the BSO for a seasonal concert, including a Holiday Sing-along
Baltimore, Md. (October 27, 2009)— Assistant Conductor and League of American Orchestras’ Conducting Fellow Mei-Ann Chen will lead baritone Andre McRae, the Peabody Children’s Chorus and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in a recreation of Chris Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express on Saturday, December 5 at 11 a.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Van Allsburg’s picture book, which won the Caldecott Medal in 1986, tells the tale of a young boy who believes steadfastly in Santa and travels to the North Pole on the Polar Express. The illustrations of this beloved children’s book will be projected on a screen above the Orchestra. The concert will feature several other seasonal favorites, including Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Children’s Prayer” from Hansel and Gretel, as well as a holiday sing-a-long.
The BSO encourages patrons to arrival early to participate in the BSO Family Fun Zone, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Meyerhoff lobby. Children and their families can take advantage of numerous free, age-appropriate activities, including Port Discovery Children’s Museum’s interactive World Rhythm Drum Circus, the Maryland Zoo’s ZOOmobile, an instrument petting zoo and face painting.
COMPLETE CONCERT DETAILS
Family Concert: The Polar Express
For children ages 4 and up and their families
Saturday, December 5 at 11:00 a.m.—Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Doors open at 10 a.m. for BSO Family Fun Zone.
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Andre McRae, baritone
Peabody Children’s Chorus
Doreen Falby, Director
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Tickets for this performance range from $12 to $20 and are available through the BSO Ticket Office, 877.BSO.1444, 410.783.8000 or BSOmusic.org.