Viginia Symphony to perform for children at Simon Family JCC

by | Mar 21, 2014 | What’s Happening

Sunday, April 6, 2:30 pm

The violin, viola and cello are just some of the instruments children and families will see and hear when the Virginia Symphony Orchestra brings their educational show From Bach to Beatbox to the Simon Family JCC as part of the Children’s Cultural Arts series.

Beginning with a Bach piece and ending with Beatbox music, the audience will learn about the music they hear and about the musical period and type of music written during each of four major periods. Beatbox, a soundtrack from a CD, is familiar to many young people today. Featuring a form of vocal percussion that involves producing drum beats, rhythm and musical sounds using the mouth, lips, tongue and voice, Beatbox is used in many hip-hop styles of music.

This short, entertaining and interactive presentation is designed to familiarize elementary school aged children with some basic music history, an overview of major instruments, and music’s place within its historical and cultural context.

This is the third and final program in this season’s Children’s Cultural Arts series at the Simon Family JCC, which also brought the Virginia Opera and Virginia Stage Company to perform short programs.

Tickets are $5 for children 10 and under; $7.50 for adults, 11 and older; and $25 for a family of two adults. Call 321-2338 or visit for more information and to buy tickets.

The Simon Family JCC is a constituent agency of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.