Oro Valley Musical Magic for Kids

First Saturday of Each Month
Oro Valley Council Chambers - 11000 N. La Canada (La Canada between Naranja and Lambert)
All concerts begin at 10am

With extensive research supporting arts education as an imperative mental development step for youth, SAACA has strived to create free to engage. Each month, children can enjoy interactive performances through the two-part series Just for Kids and Musical Magic for Kids. The program exists through partnerships with the area’s most acclaimed arts organizations – Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Pops Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Tucson, Music and Dance Academy and many others.



Saturday, February 1, 2014
The Enchanted Kingdom
TSO Flute Viola Harp Trio
Join the Flute Viola Harp Trio as they take you on a journey into an Enchanted Kingdom where you will meet a royal prince and princess along with their many wonderful friends.   Follow the prince and princess as they play and dance to the music of this magical land!

Saturday, March 1, 2014       
JUST FOR KIDS - TSO Piano Trio (violin, cello and piano)    
Princess & the Frog
High - Low, Loud - Soft, Fast - Slow...See how many opposites you can find in music! Then, enjoy the very opposite tale of The Princess and the Frog, an exciting musical adventure written and composed by TSO violinist Michael Fan.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Delilah the Dancer's Grand Adventure

Oro Valley Music and Dance Academy
Follow Delilah on her journey through an enchanted forest.  Move, play and dance along with Delilah as she meets new magical friends, overcomes obstacles with just the right moves and finally  makes her way back home.  Dancer Kirsten Long, clarinetist Dominic Livigni and bassoonist Cassandra  Bendickson lead concert-goers on this thrilling adventure.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Instrument Petting Zoo

Civic Orchestra of Tucson
Are you hiding a future Joshua Bell or even a Taylor Swift in your family? Try this hands-on experience with the Civic Orchestra of Tucson’s Instrument Petting Zoo. Blow a trombone, fiddle with a violin or cello, hammer away on a marimba—find your hidden talent by trying out the orchestra’s instruments. There’s no one to say “don’t touch.” Rather, it’s “please touch!”

Saturday, June 7, 2014
All Aboard!

Civic Orchestra of Tucson
Join members of the Civic Orchestra of Tucson for lots of fun-filled activities as you chug down the musical railroad tracks. Explore songs, stories, sounds, rhythms, and movement—from the locomotive all the way to the caboose!

Saturday, July 5, 2014
Evans Family Musical Merriment!

Civic Orchestra of Tucson
The wacky multi-generation Evans family blends exciting stories along with their musical talent. You’ll cheer for the cello. Is the ocarina the ogre? Is the violin actually violent? Who upset the ukulele? Join us for a fun morning complete with singing!

Saturday, August 2, 2014
Traveling through Time with the Great Composers!

Oro Valley Music and Dance Academy
Take a trip through time with The Unusual Suspects Trio, while meeting some of the greatest composers, from Beethoven to Tchaikovsky to Duke Ellington!  No ordinary time machine, it is powered by classical and jazz music.  Listen and move to music of renowned composers, while hearing these composers "speak" about what it was really like to lives during their lifetimes.  The Unusual Suspects Trio consists of Deena Reedy, flute, Gregory Helseth, horn and Cassandra Bendickson, bassoon.



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