Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Grade Level: 1-5
Audiences rise to their feet, dancing to the rhythms of Latin America in Platypus Theatre’s most interactive show to date. Co-commissioned by the symphonies in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and Ottawa, Presto, Mambo! gives young audiences the unique opportunity to experience a symphony orchestra thrumming to the irresistible beat of the Latino sound. Max – an energetic but impulsive young boy – makes his way onto the stage to “help” the orchestra. Soon Max is on a whirlwind adventure that takes him from the concert hall to the vibrant lands of Latin American culture where – with the help of his new friend, Mambo the dog, the orchestra and the audience – Max learns the magic of Latin rhythms and how to “dance” with the music.
Interested in bringing your students?
Apply for tickets above. The Hartford Symphony Orchestra will provide a teacher curriculum and student workbook containing information about the program, lesson plans and activities no later than one month prior to the performance.
Lincoln Financial Discovery Concerts are innovative school day concerts held at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts which illuminate classical music for students while incorporating important academic areas.