(BLOOMINGTON) – The musicians of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra will face off in an Olympic-style competition as they perform The Orchestra Games at a free concert for children and families.
The Orchestra Games concert will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Bloomington High School South.
Written by Gregory Smith, a composer of family/educational symphonic works, The Orchestra Games introduces the audience to the symphony orchestra by having the musicians compete in events such as the Low Note Limbo, the Fast Note Dash, and the Soft Note/Loud Note Event. A narrator provides play-by-play coverage of the events, and the musicians are judged by members of the orchestra’s percussion section.
The program also will feature young musical talent from south-central Indiana. Violinist Elson Koh, runner-up in the BSO’s 2019 Youth Concerto Competition, will perform the third movement of Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. Musicians from the Hoosier Youth Philharmonic will join the BSO to perform Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, a work for string orchestra by British composer Ralph Vaughn Williams.