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Thursday, January 8, 2009

PSO Kinderkonzert Series Presents "Woodwinds: Song Soup" January-May

Introducing young children to instrument families and musical concepts

PORTLAND, Maine The Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO) kick off its next Kinderkonzert series of the 2008-09 season with "Woodwinds: Song Soup." The programs will travel to seven Southern Maine and New Hampshire towns January 29 through May 26.

For kids aged 3-7, host Laura Harris and the PSO Woodwind Quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and born) will demonstrate their secret recipe on how melody, rhythm, harmony and instruments make great ingredients for a tasty "Song Soup." Kids will learn how making beautiful music is quite similar to creating a delicious soup: each instrument or musical element adds its own individual richness of taste that creates the perfect final product.

The "Woodwinds: Song Soup" program opens on January 29 at the C.K. Burns Elementary School in Saco and then travels to eight other locations in Maine and New Hampshire for a total of 18 performances.

Kinderkonzerts are entertaining, 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. 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.

Sponsored by Time Warner Cable, all Portland Symphony Orchestra Kinderkonzert tickets are $3 per person with advance reservation, $4 at the door (adult or child). For additional information, reservations and ticketing information visit or call (207) 773-6128.

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