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N.C. Symphony presents a new spin on 'Green Eggs and Ham' Saturday

Posted January 2, 2012

Rob Kapilow, composer of The Polar Express, will put his unique spin on the classic Dr. Seuss story "Green Eggs and Ham" with help from the N.C. Symphony this Saturday.

The concert is part of the symphony's Young People's Series, which I'm a big fan of. It's the second in a series of three for the season. The concerts are all about an hour long and designed for kids ages 4 to 12. They often incorporate stories, narration, actors and more to keep the kids interested. They are a fantastic way to introduce kids to classical music.

The symphony also usually offers special activities before the concert too. On Saturday, you'll find UNC Kids Club mascot Read-A-Roo there. Marbles Kids Museum will offer an activity. And the symphony's Instrument Zoo will be ready for kids to check out different instruments.

I recommend getting there early as there often can be longer lines for the zoo, especially if you think your child may want to try out more than a couple of the instruments.

The concert is scheduled for 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday at the Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts in Raleigh. Tickets are $20. (To file away for next year: The symphony offers season tickets for the series. This year, the series package was $30 total - or $10 for each concert).

For details and to buy tickets, click here. The series' third concert is Bug Songs in March.


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