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Reno Phil brings Beethoven’s works to life with a free family concert


Unveil the story behind the brilliant composer, Ludwig Van Beethoven, and young Christoph as the Reno Phil Orchestra conducted by Jane Brown performs “Classical Kids: Beethoven Lives Upstairs,” a FREE family concert on Saturday, September 28, from 12:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. 


“We love bringing families together with our performances each season,” said Tim Young, Reno Phil President & CEO. “The kids get really excited about seeing the music come to life!”

This story told through musical excerpts, reveals how a young boy, Christoph, learns to love classical music from his upstairs neighbor, Beethoven. Through a touching correspondence that is dramatically underscored with the composer’s most beautiful pieces, the young boy comes to understand the beauty of Beethoven’s music, the genius of the man, and the torment of his deafness.

“This concert brings history and brilliance to the stage as the works of one of the most famous composers come to life all over again!” said Young.

The Reno Phil Orchestra will perform this world-famous production, featuring live actors on stage, lively interactions, and an entertaining exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle that will be approachable for kids.


This free concert would not be possible without the generous support of: The Nell J. Redfield Foundation, Sara & Leonard Lafrance, Judi & Michael Henry, Chris & Parky May, & John Dermody Ventures. Here are the participating vendors that will be at the performance: Discovery Museum, Arts for All Nevada, Absolute Music, Blue Note B’s Horn Shop, Nevada Museum of Art.

Seats to this 50-minute performance are first come first serve. Seating opens at 12:45p.m., and kid-friendly activities begin at 1:00p.m. The concert will begin at 2:00p.m. Please visit www.RenoPhil.com or call (775) 323-639 to view seating.

About the Reno Phil  

The Reno Phil is northern Nevada’s largest performing arts organization. Celebrating its 50th year anniversary, the orchestra, led by music director Laura Jackson, is comprised of more than 80 professional musicians who perform more than 30 concerts annually throughout the Reno-Tahoe region. Musicians of the professional orchestra, youth orchestras, various ensembles and education programs offer more than 60 performances each year, playing to more than 50,000 people. To learn more about the Reno Philharmonic and its events, and to discover all that the Reno Phil offers, visit RenoPhil.com. For more information about Reno Philharmonic Association, please visit renophil.com.    

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