Justin Casinghino’s piece One Hen, for wind quintet and narrator, will be performed on the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 2013 Tanglewood Family Concert.
One Hen is based with permission on the book of the same name, written by Katie Smith Milway. Based on a true story, this tale tells of a poor Ghanaian boy who buys a single hen through a community loan program. This eventually helps lift him, his mother, and his community out of poverty.
The Tanglewood Family Concert provides an engaging and educational experience especially geared toward children and their families. This year’s Family Concert will take place in Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall at 2:30pm on Saturday, August 24.
The program, entitled “musical storytelling,” will feature a wind quintet that includes members of the BSO and fellows from the Tanglewood Music Center: Clint Foreman, flute; John Diodati (2013 TMC Fellow), clarinet; Robert Sheena, oboe; Andrew Brady (2013 TMC Fellow), bassoon and Rachel Childers, horn. Justin Casinghino will narrate the piece and will host one of several pre-concert activities for children.
Concert tickets are $10; admission for children under 18 is free. Pre-concert activities will occur from 12:30-1:45 on the grounds adjacent to Ozawa Hall.
For information about the program and to purchase tickets and order free children’s tickets, please visit: