May 03, 2013

CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS WITH BOB BROWN PUPPETS

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will present two beloved classics featuring The Bob Brown Puppets and a slideshow presentation.  Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals will be presented in matinees on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 2:00 and 3:30pm at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.  These concerts are designed for the entire family to enjoy. Parents are encouraged to bring their children.

The Bob Brown Puppets join the ASO for the humorous zoological tale of Carnival of the Animals with oversized puppets, props, and scenery, all enhanced by special lighting effects.  Jonathan Palevsky, Program Director of WBJC 91.5 FM, will join the ASO as narrator of Carnival of the Animals.  Families are invited to attend ‘Meet the Musicians’ sessions at 1:15pm or 4:30pm and learn about the different instruments.  Tickets to the Family Concerts are $12 in all sections, and the performances are recommended for ages 4 and up.  Tickets are available by calling the ASO Box Office at 410-263-0907 or online at www.annapolissymphony.org.

The ASO will also perform four additional sold-out concerts for elementary school students of Anne Arundel County on February 6 and 7.  The ASO gratefully acknowledges M&T Bank and Target Foundation for their generous sponsorship of this program.  Additional support for the ASO education programs generously provided by Maryland State Arts Council, Elizabeth Richebourg Rea, Friends of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Anne Arundel Arts Council, The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, and The Helena Foundation.

Bob Brown Puppets have been a major children's theater company for the past fifty years, offering the finest in children's education and entertainment and performing to over 300,000 children a year.  When invited to create the Smithsonian Puppet Theater in 1967 Bob and Judy Brown moved from New York and settled in Virginia. Since then, they have presented their outstanding productions to millions of young people throughout the metropolitan area. It’s impossible to separate the work of these two master puppeteers into separate and exclusive categories, as each serves a vital role in the other’s creative process. This progression from the embryo of an idea to the full-blown product is the result of the Browns' willingness to accept that each brings a separate yet equal contribution to the projects they’ve created together for many years.