KinderNACO … We’ve Got the Beat!


The National Arts Centre Orchestra and Shenkman Arts Centre are presenting a chamber music concert for children aged 3 to 8 on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 4 p.m. at the Shenkman Arts Centre.

Created for the youngest fans, this concert requires no dress code, and welcomes families to move and stretch their legs at the show. Gasps and laughter are encouraged! Glittering musical numbers and imaginative plots make Kinderconcerts an excellent experience for audiences big and small.

Drums, cymbals, timpani, marimbas, xylophones, and an inexhaustible supply of “toys” – these are all part of the percussion section of the orchestra. From Bach to Rock, let Bangers & Smash show you all the sounds and colours percussion instruments can produce!

Jonathan Wade  |  Percussion
Kenneth Simpson  |  Percussion

Pre-show ArtZone!

Arrive an hour early, at 3 p.m., for an hour full of fun activities. Children of all ages will enjoy a creative journey before the show. The We’ve Got the Beat ArtZone features Science Carnival from the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Take part in fun carnival games presented with a science twist with the #ScienceMobile team. It’s fun for the whole family.

There’s also a special activity for aspiring percussionists. You can make and decorate your own tambourine. Bring home this complimentary craft and jingle-jangle to your own beat. Explore theatre and PLAY with OYP Theatre School.

Important Information:

Art Zone start time: 3 pm

Show start time: 4 pm

Admission: Free (for performance ticket-holders)

Location:  Lower Lobby near Richcraft Theatre at the Shenkman Arts Centre.


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