Giddy-up! At the symphony (Dec. 13)

December 8, 2009

A couple of weeks ago we went to the Saint Louis Symphony’s Family Concert Series. A major portion of the hour-long program was dedicated to The Nutcracker Suite, as befits the season. Dancers performed short interpretations of the various pieces, which caught S.’s attention, but M. was more about the music. Ever since, we’ve had the CD on heavy rotation in the living room. It was a reminder to me that music I take somewhat for granted might be new to the kids, and there’s something special about seeing my old favorites through their young eyes (or ears, in this case).

Thus one of the many event e-mails bombarding me this week caught my attention. It was from the Town and Country Symphony Orchestra, which performs a free Sunday afternoon (Dec. 13) concert at 2:30 p.m. in the Ridgway Auditorium on the Principia campus. Specifically, I saw that Sleigh Ride was on the program. There’s plenty of other classic holiday music too, if slower songs are more your style, but I do like the pep of Sleigh Ride.

If the holiday season’s too busy, check out the Town and Country Symphony’s other free shows, in January, February, March and May.

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