Family Musical Mornings Returns with “Moments” Highlighting Beethoven’s “Pastoral”

An exciting series of kid-friendly Virtual Concerts and Family Musical Moments (short musical explorations) begins this week and continues into the summer. All Musical Moments and Virtual Concerts are led by Assistant Conductor Dr. Jacob Sustaita and made possible through the generous sponsorship of Farmers & Merchants Bank.

Family Musical Moment: Beethoven’s Pastoral, Part I: May 8 at 10 a.m.
Family Musical Moment: Beethoven’s Pastoral, Part II: May 22 at 10 a.m.
Virtual Family Concert: Build Your Own Adventure!: June 5 at 10 a.m.
Family Musical Moment III: June 26 at 10 a.m.
Virtual Family Concert: Christmas in July with The Nutcracker: July 24 at 10 a.m.

Dr. Jacob Sustaita

In the first Family Musical Moment, Dr. Sustaita invites listeners to explore the beginning of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6. It’s nicknamed the “Pastoral” because it reflects the composer’s love of nature. Beethoven loved to go for long walks in the countryside far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. As Dr. Sustaita guides you through the Symphony, see if you can feel the peace of being out in nature. You’ll enjoy the fun, color commentary cartoon pop-ups in the video that tell you what’s happening in the music. To watch the first Family Musical Moment on Saturday morning, May 8 at 10 a.m., check it out on our YouTube or Facebook pages, or visit our website here. If you’re unable to watch at that time, you can tune in anytime for the next month, until June 7, 2021.

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