Conductor Albert-George Schram and the Columbus Symphony open this season with Teddy Bears’ Picnic, a program filled with familiar tunes and sing-a-longs for the whole family. Children are encouraged to "bring their favorite teddy bear to cuddle while enjoying fun and furry music."
The evening’s program includes:
Grieg, “March of the Bears” from Lyric Suite
Frost, Arr., Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Peck, The Thrill of the Orchestra
Frost, Arr., The Bear Went Over the Mountain
Fillmore, Teddy Trombone
Frost, Arr., Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Mendelssohn, Allegro vivace from Symphony No. 4 in A Major ("Italian")
Mancini, "Baby Elephant Walk" from Paramount Pictures’ Hatari
Frost, Arr., Boomers' Free-for-All
Hanson, "Maypole Dances" from Suite from Merry Mount
La Prise/Frost, The Hokey Pokey
Concert goers are encouraged to bring a blanket and lawn chairs, pack a picnic, and come early for pre-concert activities from 6-7:45pm. Activities include:
Columbus Museum of Art – Make a craft designed to match the concert theme.
Music and Arts Centers – Try to play a woodwind or brass or percussion instrument.
Face Painting – Choose the design or create your own.
Gymboree – Enjoy music and movement with the famous parachute.
Jest Jugglers – Watch balls, scarves, and bowling pins madly flip and twirl.
WeJoySing – Compose your own tune and rhythm with instruments.
Loft Violin Shop – Practice playing a violin.
Suzuki Students – Listen to talented young musicians perform.
The 2012 Nationwide Insurance Popcorn Pops presents Teddy Bears’ Picnic at the Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion in the Columbus Commons (160 S. High St.) on Friday, June 22, at 8pm (running time approximately one hour). Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children when purchased in advance by phone at 614.228.8600, online at www.PicnicWithThePops.com, in person at the Ohio Theatre Ticket Office (39 E. State St.), or at the gate on the night of the show. Children 2 and under are free.