Orchestra Miami presents The Purple Palace 2/11/12

Orchestra Miami presents “The Purple Palace”
Saturday, Feb 11, 2012, 11:00 AM
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57 Ave
Pinecrest, FL 33156

Orchestra Miami will present a fun-filled Family Concert, featuring a performance of The Purple Palace, composed by Bruce Adolphe with the story written by Louise Gikow. The 32-piece orchestra will be led by Orchestra Miami Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi and the narrator will be Miami-based performance artist Octavio Campos. This delightful program will last approximately 50 minutes and is perfect for children ages 3 and up.

The Purple Palace tells the comic but touching tale of the land of Chromatica, where everything is light and color. Queen Red and King Blue have a child, Princess Purple. When she becomes queen, she banishes all colors but purple. This leads to nothing but trouble for her, and she eventually comes to understand her mistake. She invites all the banished colors to return, and Chromatica is once again vibrant and full of color. Beyond its affirmative social message for children- emphasizing the value of diversity and democracy- the story is rich in visual images that are clearly portrayed in the music. Each color has a theme, and as the plot unfolds, orchestral colors are varied and mixed just as an artist would use colors to illustrate the story in a book.

The concert will be on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Pinecrest Gardens’ Banyan Bowl, located at 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, FL 33156. Tickets are $10 and include parking and admission to Pinecrest Gardens. Seating is by general admission. Tickets can be purchased online through Orchestra Miami’s website (www.OrchestraMiami.org) or by calling (305) 274-2103.

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