3003 Snelling Ave North
St. Paul, MN 55113
The Academy of Music is honored to once again sponsor the UNW Orchestra Children’s Concert: Spirit of the Dance in Knight Performance Hall under the baton of Maestro David Kozamchak, featuring selections with the Fusion Arts Children Dancers and the UNW Dance Theatre celebrating the collaboration between music and dance. This one-hour performance is family friendly with selections including songs from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Gershwin’s Crazy for You, and Aaron Copland’s Rodeo, which will be sure to entertain and inspire your child---and get your toes tappin’ too!
Come early to prepare your child for the concert by participating in activities such as refreshments, a coloring contest (with a winner to be announced from the stage), and dancing to music with UNW Music Education students (to help get the wiggles out!). Get a family photo taken by a professional (perfect for upcoming Christmas cards) and get a chance to learn about and play the harp demonstrated by UNW harpists.
Open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
The pre-concert activities and evening concert are both FREE, but require a ticket. Click on 'Get Ticket's' at the bottom of this page (beginning October 8) to reserve your FREE tickets!
We are delighted to offer the community the gift of a free concert, but every year we ask attendees to consider making a charitable donation to a select charity. This year, we have chosen the Fusion Dance Academy to receive these charitable donations. Please bring in your new or gently-used tap and ballet shoes to the concert! Your donations make dance education accessible to students who otherwise may not have the opportunity. Thank you for your generous support!
The Lord of the Dance by Ronan Hardiman, arranged by Larry Moore
Dance of the Reed Flutes from The Nutcracker by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Seventy Six Trombones from The Music Man by Meredith Willson, arr. Leroy Anderson
Sandpaper Ballet by Leroy Anderson
UNW Orchestra with Fusion Arts Dancers
Slavonic Dance in F Major, Op. 46, No. 4 by Antonin Dvorak
Slavonic Dance in C Major, Op. 72, No. 7 by Antonin Dvorak
UNW Orchestra with UNW Dance Theatre
Hoe-Down from Rodeo by Aaron Copland
Overture to Crazy for You by George Gershwin, arranged by Jerry Brubaker
Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky