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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mama on a Budget: GIVEAWAY Lollipops Family Concerts

Too often our Tri-State area is associated with our wildly successful professional football and baseball teams (there’s always next year, right?), our clean waterways (was that actually a fish… no no, just a boot), or our award-winning culinary creations (Applebee’s or O’Charley’s for dinner?).  What we overlook amidst all the accolades is our unique culture, evidenced by the World Choir Games over the summer, the beautiful Aronoff center, historic Music Hall, and myriad musical and performing arts organizations citywide.  One such gem is the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras.

The Cincinnati Pops’ is having a family-friendly concert series called “Lollipops Family Concerts” in February and April.  The concerts are interactive and follow a creative theme designed specifically for children age three to ten (and their families), per the website.  The concerts are held at Music Hall in downtown.

The first performance is a “Symphony in Space” and is held on February 2 at 10:30 am.  The Pops’, conducted by John Morris Russell (JMR), promises the viewer to “blast off for the best musical ride” of their life.  This concert includes music from Holst’s “The Planets” and Mozart’s “Jupiter” symphony.  Additionally, it includes imagery from NASA.

The April 20 concert, also at 10:30 am, is entitled “Waiting for Wings” and is Spring-themed.  The show focuses on winged spring friends and the flowers they fly to.  The concerts cost $12 for adults and $7 for children.  However, if you call the box office (513-381-3300) and purchase tickets for both concerts, the price is discounted by $2 per ticket.

But even better than a discounted ticket is a FREE ticket!  Two lucky FTM readers can win a set of four tickets to the concert.  Just leave a comment (must be logged in to win- not Anonymous) below telling us why you should win OR like our Facebook page and leave your comment there.  The winners will be chosen at random. 

If you don’t want to trust to luck, purchase your tickets here (Purchase Tickets) or by calling the box office.  And enjoy the Pops with your Lollipop.

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