The North Carolina Symphony invites families to discover the music of Mozart through the eyes of a young musician Saturday at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh.
At “The Mozart Experience,” an impetuous street musician is caught playing the orchestra’s grand piano. Much to her surprise the conductor offers her the chance to “be Mozart” for this program about the famous composer, throughout which the young musician and her prankster companion confront dilemmas and opportunities similar to those faced by Mozart.
Beginning an hour before show-time, children are invited to take part in pre-concert activities, including face-painting and the symphony’s Instrument Zoo, which gives kids the opportunity to try out instruments of the orchestra for themselves.
“The Mozart Experience” is the second of the symphony’s three Young People’s Concerts this season; at “Carnival of the Animals” in March, the animal kingdom will come to life onstage with the help of Paperhand Puppet Intervention. A two-concert package is available, with savings up to 35 percent.
Concerts Saturday will be at 1 and 4 p.m. in Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh. Tickets are $27.
To purchase tickets, visit ncsymphony.org online (Ticketmaster fees apply); call 919-733-2750 ($8 processing fee applies); or in person at 3700 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, (no processing fees).