Orchestra Miami Begins the 2023-24 Family Fun Series with Tough Turkey in the Big City

Touch Turkey in the City: A Feathered Tale is happening on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at 3 PM EDT in Pinecrest Gardens. 

Orchestra Miami is thrilled to announce the 2023-2024 Family Fun Series at Pinecrest Gardens, beginning on Sunday, November 12, 2023, with Tough Turkey in the Big City: A Feathered Tale. The series, which features four different programs on Sunday afternoons at 3 PM, introduces your kids to the performing arts through performances that contain live music. This diverse series features symphonic music, dance, chamber music, Mariachi, opera and more! Each concert lasts approximately one hour, and juice and cookies are served after all the performances. Your entire family will enjoy these creative and entertaining concerts!
This year, Orchestra Miami is serving up some turkey for Thanksgiving- Tom Turkey, that is! On November 12, 2023 at 3 PM, join Orchestra Miami at Pinecrest Gardens for the first concert in their Family Fun Concert Series! Tough Turkey in the Big City: A Feathered Tale is a Thanksgiving treat for the whole family with music by Bruce Adolphe and story by Louise Gikow.
What happens when a turkey from the sticks meets a Park Avenue pigeon? With the feel of an old-time radio story, Tough Turkey in the Big City follows the comic blunders of Tom Turkey, who leaves the farm to try his luck in the big city.
The story illustrates a close call with a menacing chef, a tussle at the “Turkey Club”, a brief romance with a pigeon, and a happy mix up at the Thanksgiving Day Parade. It’s a big-hearted story of a plucky bird on an unexpected journey. Tom is portrayed by the bass trombone and his barnyard friends by the violin and clarinet. The music of the farm is a swinging barnyard counterpoint, while the music of the city recalls the smoky jazz of film noire. There’s also some fun march music at the parade, and hot Latin rhythms at the Turkey Club.
Tough Turkey will be performed by soloists from Orchestra Miami and narrated by Joanna Kaye. The performance is appropriate for all ages and takes place on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 3:00 PM at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156. The performance lasts approximately one hour and is appropriate for and guaranteed to delight children of all ages. Stay for complimentary cookies and juice after the concert. There is ample, on-site free parking.
Tickets are $8 for Kids (3-17), $12 Seniors (65 & up) and $15 for Adults, and a Family Pack (2 Kids + 2 Adults) is available for just $39. Tickets available at http://www.OrchestraMiami.org or by calling (305) 274-2103.

You can subscribe to the entire four-concert series and receive 20% off single ticket prices for all four Family Fun Concerts, listed below. Subscription prices are $26 -Kids, $38- Seniors, $48- Adults, Family Packs (2 Kids + 2 Adults)- $147. For more information, visit
https://www.orchestramiami.org/tough-turkey or call (305) 274-2103.

Orchestra Miami’s Family Fun Concert Series at Pinecrest Gardens
Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 3 PM – Tough Turkey in the Big City: A Feathered Tale at Pinecrest Gardens! A feathered tale wit music by Bruce Adolphe and story by Louise Gikow. Come find out what happens with Tom a turkey from the sticks meets a Park Avenue pigeon in a comic blunder. An ideal way to start the Thanksgiving holiday season.
Sunday, January 28, 2023 at 3 PM – Mad for Mariachi at Pinecrest Gardens! Learn about the historic and beautiful music of Mariachi as students from the Homestead Miami Mariachi Conservatory perform with musicians from Orchestra Miami.
Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 3 PM – Little Red Riding Hood at Pinecrest Gardens! An operatic version of the classic fairy tale. Performed in a fully-staged production by three professional opera singers with music direction by Elaine Rinaldi.
Sunday, April 7, 2023 at 3 PM – The King, the Cat, and the Fiddle at Pinecrest Gardens! This is the final concert in the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Family Fun Concert Series. Your family will be treated to a performance of Bruce Adolphe’s tale with solo performances from Orchestra Miami and the narrator. Also, on the program is “Farmony”, an interactive piece for string quartet – and kids in the audience!
In addition to the Family Fun Concert Series, Orchestra Miami offers a full season of concerts and events across Miami-Dade County, the first will be on November 12, 2023, with Tough Turkey in the Big City: A Feathered Tale in Pinecrest Gardens. Followed quickly by our New Year’s Eve Celebration in Collins Park with Special guest “The Latin Divos”.
Advanced tickets are on sale now! Visit – https://www.orchestramiami.org/new-years-eve-2023

Founded in 2006 by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi, Orchestra Miami exists to fill the unique cultural needs of our community, and is successfully fulfilling its mission of bringing affordable concerts of quality symphonic music to all people in Miami-Dade County. Orchestra Miami’s goal is to provide people opportunities to experience art, build community, and educate through music. Orchestra Miami’s signature programs include its “Beethoven on the Beach” free outdoor concerts, and its many collaborations with the Miami Dade County Public Schools and its Family Fun Concert Series.
Orchestra Miami consists of a select group of professional musicians, all permanent residents of South Florida, whose collective body is unparalleled in terms of excellence and experience. Led by Founder and Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi, Orchestra Miami continues to exceed expectations in terms of programming and artistic quality. For more information, please visit our website at www.OrchestraMiami.org.

Elaine Rinaldi, Founder and Artistic Director
PO Box 7598
Miami, FL 33255-7598
info@orchestramiami.org – 305.274.2103

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