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.

     2015 - 2016 Season

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Back to School Winds of Change - Music & Dance Academy

It's time to go back to school, and the Winds of Change musicians will help audience members discover all the most wonderful reasons to welcome the return to school. The trio will introduce their favorite school subjects and activities they enjoy, through music. Concert-goers will be asked to sing, dance and frolic their way back to another great year of learning!

Saturday, September 5th, 2015
Poetic Silver Strings - Music & Dance Academy

Enjoy the wonderful imagination and wit of the poetry of Shel Silverstein, set to the music of stringed instruments.  Music and Dance Academy musicians will bring the poetry to life through interactive instrument playing and movement.

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Thomas the Tank Engine - TSO String Quartet

May the best Engine win!  "Chugga-chugga Wheesh", "All Aboard," and "Close the Doors!" Join Thomas the Tank Engine and the TSO String Quartet on an exciting and suspenseful musical journey.  Help Thomas overcome gigantic musical obstacles while trying to win the race! Be sure to wear your Thomas outfit or bring your Thomas engine to the concert.

Saturday, November 7, 2015
A Wild, Wild West Side Story 
(The True Story of Pecos Bill) - TSO Percussion Ensemble

Follow Pecos Bill as he travels to Douglas, Arizona, where he hears a voice coming from the city jail -- Cowboy Mouse singing "El Raton Vaquero."  Pull on your boots and grab your cowboy hat so you can enjoy this original story that places the Tall Tale hero in a setting with elements of Berstein's "West Side Story" and TV's "The Wild, Wild West."

Saturday, December 5, 2015
Beethoven's Mouse - TSO Flute, Viola, Harp Trio

Maybe some of you know about Morris the Mouse. He's the mouse who lives backstage at the Tucson Music Hall and loves to listen to the TSO rehearse and perform.  You probably didn't know that Morris' Great-Great-Great-Grandfather, Moritz, was just as crazy about music as Morris.  Beethoven's mouse tells the touching tale of how Moritz befriended the great composer.  The story is by TSO violinist, Michael Fan; the music is by Beethoven, of course!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Mel and Mama Cholla- TSO Flute, Viola, Harp Trio

"Uh-oh! These Cholla babies have gotten away from their mother!" Mel, the rabbit, carefully picked up the fuzzy little balls and brought them to the foot of the nearby cactus.  But the next morning, Mel came back and found the babies back in the middle of the road.  What is going on here?  Find out in Mel and Mama Cholla, a musical adventure by TSO's Michael Fan.

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Location Change for February 6th only:
Oro Valley Children's Museum

Instrument Petting Zoo- Civic Orchestra of Tucson

Saturday, March 5th, 2016                                                                    
 Around the World in 45 Minutes - Music & Dance Academy

The Villarreal-Beltran voice and guitar duo will present musical selections from around the world.  Audience members will travel to different parts of the world while learning about the music, moving to the beat and singing along to works from around Europe, Central and South America and beyond.

Saturday, April 2, 2016
Winds in Space- TSO Wind Quintet

Blast off into a musical adventure through space! Travel with nine-year old twins Alex and Lisa as they explore Bassoonadon and other planets, encounter Queen DoubleReeda, dodge asteroids and meet aliens. But before they know it they're lost with no way home. Wear your space suit or come dressed as an alien and help them on their adventure before they are lost in space forever!

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Kalimba Kee: An African Elephant and His Best Friend, a Hippo - TSO Brass Quintet

Celebrate Nandi, Tucson's cutest elephant with a story about her family far away in Africa.  You will love the original story and music written by TSO's Michael Fan.  Come in costume and join the herd!

Saturday, June 4, 2016 
A Musical Journey - Civic Orchestra of Tucson

The 2015-2016 Musical Magic for Kids Concert Series in Oro Valley is underwritten by the Town of Oro Valley.

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