Next Saturday associate conductor Christopher Wilkins and the Utah Symphony, in cooperation with the Children's Museum of Utah, will embark on a musical treasure hunt that will not end until every audience member has discovered the treasures of Symphony Hall.
The event is the next in the orchestra's series of Saturday-morning youth concerts, to be presented twice that day, at 10 and 11:30 a.m. The fun begins in the lobby beforehand with special exhibits from the Children's Museum, including frozen bubbles and other examples of cool chemistry. In addition concertgoers can enjoy puppet shows by Strings 'n' Things, a live magician and the natural wonder of a rock-and-mineral display.Young patrons will also be able to view such things as tarantulas and geckos.
The concert itself will include a treasure hunt complete with clues and musical answers. Works to be performed include "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from Grieg's "Peer Gynt," the Tarantella from Respighi's "La Boutique Fantasque," Percy Grainger's "Country Gardens" and much, much more.
"These concerts strive to create a musical world of fantasy and entertainment," Wilkins says. "Please come join us for a day of exploration, surprise and discovery."
Tickets are $2 for children, $4 for adults, and are available at the Symphony Hall box office, 533-6407.