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Friday, March 21, 2008

Portland Symphony Orchestra's Kinderkonzert Series Presents "Dancing with Strings"

A full schedule follows at the end of the release.

March 21, 2008

Gillian Britt, 207-775-2126
gBritt PR

Introducing young children to instrument families and musical concepts

PORTLAND, Maine - The Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO) continues its KinderKonzert series with "Dancing with the Strings," where kids will explore different styles of dance through music performed by a string quintet. The program opens on March 31 at South Hiram Elementary School and then travels to nine other locations in Maine and New Hampshire for a total of 25 performances.

"Dancing with Strings", narrated by Alex Ende, takes children on a trip back in time to discover how music has influenced dancing over time. Ende encourages and teaches the audience to move along with him to Renaissance Dances of the 1600's, gentle Minuets, jumping and kicking the Trepak, a popular Russian Dance, and the ballroom Waltz. The PSO Strings Quintet, comprised of 2 violins, viola, cello and bass, will demonstrate how music can tell a story in much the same way that words or pictures can.

KinderKonzerts are fun, interactive programs with Portland Symphony musicians where kids ages 3 - 7 can sing, dance, wiggle, clap, and have fun listening and learning about music and instruments. The Spring 2008 KinderKonzert concludes with "Percussion: Cowboy Ed Rides Again," May 9 through May 16. School systems can coordinate the KinderKonzert visit with Science and English Language Arts instruction in addition to Visual and Performing Arts. Specially prepared worksheets designed to support Maine's Learning Results are available online or by contacting the PSO.

KinderKonzerts are sponsored by Time Warner Cable.

Tickets for the Portland Symphony Orchestra's KinderKonzerts are $3. For additional information and reservations visit or call (207) 773-6128.

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KinderKonzert Schedule for Strings Concerts

March 31, 2008 South Hiram E.S. 9:15, 10:15

April 2, 2008 South Portland H.S. Auditorium 9:30, 10:30, 12:45

April 3, 2008 Saco, Fairfield School 9:30, 10:30, 1:00

April 4, 2008 Brunswick H.S. 9:30, 10:30, 1:00

April 7, 2008 Portland, Reiche School 9:30, 10:30, 12:45

April 8, 2008 Waldoboro, Waldo Theatre 9:30, 10:30

April 9, 2008 Center Conway, NH, Pine Tree School 9:30, 10:30

April 10, 2008 Lewiston, Bates College 9:00, 10:00, 11:00

April 28, 2008 Shelburne, NH, Town & Country Motor Inn 9:30, 10:30

April 30, 2008 Manchester, Maine, Manchester E.S 9:30, 10:30

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