Saturday, October 16, 2010

Boston Civic Symphony opens 86th season with family concert

The Boston Civic Symphony, the city’s second oldest continuously performing orchestra, launches the first concert of their 2010-2011 series, “A Season of Prize Winners,” featuring a delightful family concert on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at the Fine Arts Center, Regis College, in Weston, Massachusetts.

Music Director Max Hobart, who celebrates his 30th year at the podium, will be joined by radio celebrity and concert pianist, Virginia Eskin, who will act as host for an afternoon that begins with a pre-concert instrument petting zoo at 1:00 p.m.

Featured guest artists are talented young musicians from Project STEP (String Training and Educational Program) performing both alone and with the orchestra, as well as 13 year-old piano prodigy, Kadar Qian (pictured above) winner of the 2010 James R. Powers Concerto Competition as soloist.

Qian will perform the first movement of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

Also on tap for the afternoon, former WBZ-TV Arts and Entertainment Reporter, Joyce Kulhawik, narrates Daniel Pinkham’s Make Way for Ducklings, based upon the popular children’s story by Robert McCloskey.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children, and may be purchased online at or by calling 1-800-595-4TIX.

For more information, please visit the Civic’s web site or call 1-617-923-6333.

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