TSO Just For Kids Series To Open With Welcome To Planet Earth

by Tucson Symphony

Brass Quintet to Tell the Story of an Alien Vacationing on Earth

(Tucson, AZ)—The Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-19 Just for Kids Series will open with Welcome to Planet Earth, the tale of an alien named Mr. Weehoop vacationing on Earth. The Brass Quintet will tell the story Saturday, September 29 at 10:00 and 11:15 a.m. at the Tucson Symphony Center (TSC). There is plenty of free parking at the TSC, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. just south of Grant Road.

Just for Kids is a popular series of fun, informal, interactive chamber ensemble concerts lasting 45 to 50 minutes. The performances use humor, story-telling, demonstrations and participation to introduce symphonic music and orchestral instruments in an entertaining and kid-friendly environment to families including those with very young children. The programs are presented on one Saturday every month September through February. Get a free Just for Kids season pass by registering online at www.tucsonsymphony.org or by phone at 520.882.8585.

In Welcome to Planet Earth, discover what makes brass instruments work and help Mr. Weehoop learn to make friends in Brass Town. Residents of Brass Town on Earth are about to get the surprise of their lives: a visit from an alien who has journeyed all the way from planet Slide!  Will the alien’s strange sounds ever fit into the town’s music?  Find out by joining the brass quintet as they meet this strange creature.

The TSO’s Just for Kids Series is sponsored by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Arizona, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Diamond Family Music Education Endowment Fund.

Contact: Terry Marshall, Public Relations Manager, 520.620.9158