This year, Children’s Day at Grochowska Street will be with animals! Mini-concerts, musical workshops, a photo booth, face painting and alpacas – there will be many attractions waiting for our youngest listeners on this day. Join the fun with the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra next Saturday, 2 June, starting at 11:00 a.m.
Animals are the leading theme of this year’s Children’s Day organised by the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra. The day will begin with Skrzypczaki – an interactive musical fairy tale, part of the Princess Musalinde cycle. A story of a vivacious princess discovering the world of music with the help of fairies, sprites and other magical creatures will enchant children young and old alike. Her fairy tale adventures will be illustrated by live music.
Labyrinth Event workshops also begin at 11:00. Participants will discover a whole palette of sounds dreaming in traditional instruments, as well as new forms of musical expression, such as the beatbox. The workshops will take place within the historical walls of the Main Building which on that day will transform into an artistic labyrinth.
There will also be live animals – alpacas on the lawn of the Orchestra’s home! These friendly animals are known for their therapeutic value and soft fur. After meeting the herd of friendly alpacas children will have an opportunity to learn how to make an alpaca using balloons. They will also change into tigers, pandas and other exotic creatures thanks to face crayons. The effects will be captured on photographs made in the photo booth.
And that’s not all! Every hour on the hour (from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.) the Little Theatre of Illustrations will perform on the lawn, inspired by the Japanese art of the theatre. Performances will consist of inspirational images supplemented by sounds of the marimba setting a musical background for the musical performances. On the other hand, the Rehearsal Hall will change into a Musical Zoo, featuring mini-concerts at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and, 2:30 p.m., during which children will encounter animals created by the sounds of the instruments.
Children’s Day will conclude with a concert that will make everyone, not just children smile. At 4:00 p.m. in the Concert Pavilion, musicians of the Etnos Ensemble will attempt to find… Reksio the dog! Marek Żyła’s Puppet Theatre will assist in looking for the cartoon dog, with the adventure illustrated by a lively mix of jazz, Balkan, Slavic and Jewish music.
Admission is free to all children. Tickets for parents and guardians to the Etnos Ensemble concert are 2 zł.
The event is part of „Children’s Week” (26.05–10.06), an initiative by cultural institutions that are part of the ADESTE network.
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