Bring out the family for ‘Practice in the Park’; visit the instrument ‘petting zoo’

Clarinetist April Richardson, date and location not specified | Photo courtesy of Orchestra of Southern Utah, St. George News, Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — Embrace the last of the warm summer air with the Orchestra of Southern Utah at their “Practice in the Park” on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Main Street Park. With the magic of rehearsal, and even an opportunity to try out some instruments, the practice is perfect for a relaxing evening.

The event will start with an instrument “petting zoo,” hosted by Cedar Music Store & Studio. Try your skills and see what it is like to play instruments such as violin, trumpet, flute and different drums. Children and adults are invited to come at 6 p.m. to experience this unique opportunity .

Following the instrument petting zoo, break out a picnic and a blanket, and enjoy the atmosphere as the orchestra practices Copland’s “Hoe Down,” Gabriel’s “Oboe” and Duke Ellington’s “Caravan.” The rehearsal is interactive, a way for the audience to understand and connect with the rehearsal process.

The rehearsal will start at 6:45 p.m., and even though the orchestra will be stopping and starting to fix passages, attendees will get an understanding of how the orchestra works to coordinate different lines of music for a cohesive performance.

If time permits, you may even hear a bit of Beethoven as the Orchestra of Southern Utah works ahead for the November concert.

In case of inclement weather, the rehearsal will be moved and closed to the public. For more information, including season tickets, please visit the Orchestra of Southern Utah’s website or call 435-233-8213.

Event details

  • What: “Practice in the Park” with the Orchestra of Southern Utah
  • When: Aug. 25
    • Instrument petting zoo: 6-6:45 p.m.
    • Rehearsal: 6:45-8 p.m.
  • Where: Cedar City Main Street Park, 200 N. Main St., Cedar City
  • Admission: Free to the public
  • For more information, including season tickets, please visit the Orchestra of Southern Utah’s website or call 435-233-8213.

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1 Comment

  • .... August 22, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    This is a great program and a nice way to spend time with people of all ages and loved ones. music is part of every culture and can be very interesting to listen how different cultures all have one thing in common. .

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