If you are in the Baltimore area or will be in the Baltimore area this November, the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra & Enchantment Theatre have something special for you! Conductor Ken Lam of the newly-formed Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras and the Enchantment Theatre present Wizards & Wands: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Apprentice at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on November 3 at 11 a.m. Unlocking key scientific concepts, discover the natural versus supernatural and link science, music and magic. Musical delights include John Williams’ award-winning music from the Harry Potter films, Paul Dukas’ spellbinding Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Stravinsky’s Firebird and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
Please see below for complete program details. This program is suitable for audiences aged 5 years and up!
Patrons can additionally enjoy the BSO Family Fun Zone starting at 9:45 a.m. in the Meyerhoff’s lobby. Attractions include a face painter, the Music & Arts instrument petting zoo and the Maryland Zoo’s ZOOmobile, where parents and kids alike can learn about exotic animals.
Enchantment Theatre Company
Enchantment Theatre Company has produced original theater for school groups and families since 2000, when it was established as a non-profit arts organization in Philadelphia. The company presents only original work based on classic stories from children’s literature, using its signature blend of masked actors, pantomime, magic, large-scale puppets, and original music. Building on the more than 30 years of theatrical experience of its artistic directors, Enchantment has quickly become known for high quality imaginative productions, not only in its home city but throughout the United States and the Far East.
Enchantment has toured its original productions all over the world, appearing each year in 30-40 states. It has performed in such sophisticated urban arts venues as New York’s Lincoln Center, Washington, D.C.’s John F. Kennedy Center, and Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center and Annenberg Center, as well as in small town high school auditoriums and performance tents. The company has also toured the Far East six times, performing in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore. Enchantment has shared the stage with more than 60 orchestras nationwide in its special symphonic works that pair great stories with great music for the benefit of school and family audiences.
An important aspect of Enchantment’s commitment to the Philadelphia area is its Arts in Education Program, The Magic of Masks. This program introduces high quality professional theater to elementary school children; reaches out to special community populations, such as the disabled and those for whom English is a second language; and conducts in-school residencies through which young children learn performance and life skills.
COMPLETE PROGRAM DETAILS
Wizards and Wands: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11 a.m. – Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Ken Lam, conductor
John Williams: Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Suite
Mussorgsky: Baba-Yaga from Pictures at an Exhibition
Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
John Williams: Main Title from Star Wars
Stravinsky: Berceuse and Finale from the Suite from Firebird Suite (1919 revision)