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Little Orchestra Society's 2012-2013 Season Announced

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A roster of talented guest conductors will lead The LOS' Happy Concerts and Lolli-Pops™ series. Highlights include: Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland; New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds in a new production, The Magical Musical Pencil; iconic National Book Award-winner, rock musician and poet Patti Smith narrating her childhood favorite, Tubby the Tuba; and the New York premiere of Disney Fantasia Live in Concert, combining the animation from the 1940 and 2000 films with live orchestral performance.

HAPPY CONCERTS
(Recommended for ages 6-12)
The Peabody Award-winning concert series of three programs incorporates multiple art forms and narration to enhance audiences' understanding and enjoyment of music.

Credit: The Little Orchestra Society
BABES IN TOYLAND
JAMES JUDD, GUEST CONDUCTOR
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2012, 11:00 A.M. AND 1:00 P.M.
Take a trip to Toyland for the holidays with this modern production of Victor Herbert's extravaganza. An array of beloved characters performs March of the Toys, Toyland and other favorite tunes.

Credit: Steven Sebring
Patti Smith NARRATES TUBBY THE TUBA
DAVID Alan Miller, GUEST CONDUCTOR
Patti Smith, NARRATOR
MIN XIAO-FEN, PIPA
NATHAN CHAN, CELLO
SATURDAY, MARCH 16. 2013, 11:00 A.M. AND 1:00 P.M.
This timeless classic by George Kleinsinger was a childhood favorite of guest narrator, Patti Smith, and her enthusiasm for it will bring a new perspective to this whimsical and touching piece of music. Hear Tubby the Tuba's melody ring throughout the orchestra and learn how melodies and soloists can come from the most unexpected places. Other works on the program include selections from Tan Dun's Concerto for String Orchestra and Pipa, Haydn's Cello Concerto in C Major, and Morton Gould's Tap Dance Concerto. Ms. Smith is a National Book Award-winning author, rock musician, photographer and poet.

Fantasia images and presentation licensed by Disney Music Publishing © Disney
DISNEY FANTASIA LIVE IN CONCERT
NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE
Philip ManN, GUEST CONDUCTOR
NORMAN KRIEGER, PIANO
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013, 11:00 A.M. AND 1:15 P.M.
Experience Fantasia like never before -- live and in concert! Animated favorites from Disney's 1940 and 2000 feature films are accompanied by The Little Orchestra Society on stage. Revisit iconic favorites -- The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Rhapsody in Blue, The Firebird and more. Brooms will march and hippos will dance to the music of the orchestra!

Fantasia images and presentation licensed by Disney Music Publishing © Disney
DISNEY FANTASIA LIVE IN CONCERT
SPECIAL BENEFIT PERFORMANCE
Philip ManN, GUEST CONDUCTOR
NORMAN KRIEGER, PIANO
FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013, 7:30 P.M.
A special Friday night performance and benefit for adults in support of The Little Orchestra Society educational programs.

All Happy Concerts performances are at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. Three-concert subscriptions from $36 to $120; available by calling 212/971-9500 or at littleorchestra.org.

Join the Conductor's Circle to receive exclusive privileges. Benefits include: best seating in the concert halls, concierge ticketing, invitations backstage to meet the guest conductors and artists, and two complimentary tickets to a LOS performance. Conductor's Circle member support helps to keep music in the lives of thousands of New York City public school students through The LOS's music education and public service programs.


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