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Monday, April 27, 2009

PSO Percussion Kinderkonzert Series, Beginning May 18

Portland Symphony Orchestra Presents Kinderkonzert Series on Percussion Instruments Beginning May 18
Introducing young children to instrument families and musical concepts

PORTLAND, Maine – The Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO) begins its last Kinderkonzert series of the 2008-09 season with "Percussion: Wood, Metal, Skins!" The programs will travel to six Southern Maine locations May 18 through May 29.

The PSO Percussion trio will introduce kids aged three to seven to their fascinating array of both standard and unusual percussion instruments. They'll see and hear how wood, metal and "skins" are used to create rhythms and melodies. The "Percussion: Wood, Metal, Skins!" program opens on May 18 at the South Hiram Elementary School and then travels to five other locations for a total of 15 performances.

Kinderkonzerts are entertaining, interactive programs with Portland Symphony musicians where kids ages 3 - 7 can sing, dance, wiggle, clap, and have fun listening and learning about music and instruments. School systems can coordinate the Kinderkonzert visit with Science and English Language Arts instruction in addition to Visual and Performing Arts. Specially prepared worksheets designed to support Maine's Learning Results are available online or by contacting the PSO.

Sponsored by Time Warner Cable, all Portland Symphony Orchestra Kinderkonzert tickets are $3 per person with advance reservation, $4 at the door (adult or child). For additional information, reservations and ticketing information visit www.portlandsymphony.com or call (207) 773-6128.

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PSO Kinderkonzert Schedule for Percussion: Wood, Metal, Skins!:

May 18, 2009 | 9:30, 10:30 AM
South Hiram Elementary School
213 South Hiram Road, South Hiram

May 19
, 2009 | 9:30, 10:30 AM
South Portland High School Auditorium
637 Highland Avenue, South Portland

May 21, 2009 | 9:30, 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM
Brunswick High School's Crooker Theater
116 Maquoit Road, Brunswick

May 27, 2009 | 9:30, 10:30 AM
Reiche Community School
166 Brackett Street, Portland

May 28
, 2009 | 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 AM
Olin Arts Center, Bates College
75 Russell Street, Lewiston

May 29, 2009 | 9:30, 10:30* AM, 1:00 PM
C.K. Burns Elementary School
135 Middle Street, Saco

* SOLD OUT

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