Dr. Seuss’s The Sneetches, an unforgettable life lesson on thwarting prejudice and bullying, will be featured at the annual Family Concert of Redwood Symphony Oct. 26 when Lorenzo Palomo’s interpretation of the story for orchestra and narrator will be presented for its West Coast premiere.
Narrated by Walter Mayes (who played the highly celebrated title character in the symphony’s production of Sweeney Todd last season), the tale will be accompanied by projections of Dr. Seuss illustrations.
The two-hour concert will begin at 3 p.m. in the Main Theatre of Cañada College, 4200 Farm Hill Road at I-280, Redwood City.
Children will be invited to join the orchestra members and Maestro Eric Kujawsky in Halloween costumes. They will be treated to the much-anticipated Tour of the Orchestra, where they will be able to talk with the musicians and learn about their instruments. Finally, 10 lucky children (drawn by raffle) will be invited to take the baton and direct a Sousa march!
Tickets to this special event melding a love of music with Dr. Seuss’s powerful message are available at RedwoodSymphony.org.
Redwood Symphony is an all-volunteer orchestra dedicated to the performance of ambitious, contemporary repertoire as well as the great orchestral classics. Its August 2012 performance of the Berlioz Requiem at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco was critically acclaimed.