Area kids can win on-stage appearance at second Time Warner Cable Family Series Concert and see a battle between a mime/clown and the conductor!
The Lost Elephant was such a big hit in the Family Concert series a couple of years ago that the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra invited Dan Kamin to return Sunday, February 19 at 3 pm at the Schuster Center.
This time, Dan’s The Classical Clown, a pesky mime who battles conductor Patrick Reynolds for control of the orchestra. By the time it’s over, the mime conducts, and the whole orchestra turns into mimes! Adults will be delighted by Dan’s antics and his amazing movement skills, and kids will discover great musical classics by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Strauss, and many others.
Dan Kamin created the physical comedy sequences for Chaplin and Benny and Joon and trained Robert Downey, Jr. and Johnny Depp for their acclaimed starring performances. His Comedy Concertos, combining lowbrow comedy and highbrow classical music, have become popular with symphonies around the world.
Where in Town is the Classical Clown? Kids who find him can win free tickets to, and an appearance on stage at, the Time Warner Cable Family Series concert. Here’s how it works. Kids must first locate life-size cut-outs of Dan Kamin, the Classical Clown at various venues* around the area, have an adult take their picture with the cutout, and send it to the DPO by eMail** or regular mail*** with their name, address, and phone number. For that, they not only get a free ticket, but also entry in a raffle to win an appearance on stage at the concert and four additional tickets.
*(hint…) Barnes & Noble/Dayton Mall; Boonshoft Museum of Discovery; Graeter’s Ice Cream/Oakwood (February 4-19)
***Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Attn: Kara Jump, 109 N. Main St., Suite 200, Dayton, OH 45402