Thank you to everyone who attended Arts Adventure on Sunday, March 24.
We were so happy to be able to bring such a dynamic (and free) event to the Binghamton area. If you had fun at this event, consider checking out some more from one or all of the participating organizations.
April 4: Mac & Cheese Fest
April 5: Warp Trio
May 11: A Night at the Ballet
April 6: Your Alien
April 13: Doktor KaBOOM – Wheel of Science
April 27: Anne of Green Gables
May 11: Doug Berky’s Gems:The World Wisdom Stories
For anyone who missed the window to RSVP, consider signing up to receive notifications of events from the participating organizations of Arts Adventure.
Arts Adventure is a FREE, arts education collaboration amongst area Arts organizations: Binghamton Philharmonic, the Goodwill Theatre, the Roberson Museum and Science Center, and the Tri-Cities Opera.
This collaborative project is underwritten through a grant from the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation.
Binghamton Philharmonic presents an interactive Peter and the Wolf for woodwind quintet. Children will hear the story of Peter and his friends the duck, bird, cat, grandpa, and wolf, each character performed by one instrument. After the performance, kids will be encouraged to explore the instruments themselves, with activities to mimic performing on an instrument, and a show and tell from the performers.
Goodwill Theatre’s Schorr Family Firehouse Stage will offer two alternating exhibitions and plenty of chances for interactive play. Children will marvel at the gravity-defying juggling and unicycling skills of Will Stafford, juggler extraordinaire, then enjoy a participatory musical pirate performance by The Crimson Pirates, where they help write the story. It’s fun for all – the young and the young at heart!
Tri-Cities Opera performers (four singers and one pianist) will be performing 10-15 minute segments of Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears by John Davies (set to the music of Mozart and Offenbach), followed by a Q&A talk back after each segment. Photo ops with the cast, set, and various props/costume pieces will also be offered. The full show is 45 minutes, but by offering it in smaller segments, more children will be able to experience opera and then move on to other performances and activities. Children that are particularly interested in this performance will be able to attend multiple segments.
Roberson Museum and Science Center is proud to host the afternoon of exploration as children are introduced to a variety of dynamic and engaging arts programming. Roberson will provide educational hands-on activities designed around the themes of the musical performances taking place in our galleries. Children will be able to make origami pirate hats that they can wear right into the Goodwill Theatre’s musical comedy performance of The Crimson Pirates. Or they can make their own teddy bears to act out their own version of Tri-Cities Opera’s Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears. Other creative activities plus a very special musical planetarium show will allow children to have their own arts adventure.