LIMA — The Lima Symphony Orchestra’s next conductor finalist Steven Jarvi will take families on a journey through the Caribbean with “A Pirate’s Life for Me.”
“This concert is quite literally a musical adventure in search of the true pirates of the Caribbean,” Jarvi explained. “We’re using the success of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Disney franchise as a jumping-off for accessibility. We even have some fun little videos and things to go along with it.”
The performance will incorporate lighting and an interactive presentation through a treasure map to transport audience members of all ages onto the high seas. Even when he’s not putting together a family concert or program for children, Jarvi likes to incorporate multimedia aspects to make an all-encompassing experience.
“If you’ve heard any music in a classical context, that’s what you’d hear in an orchestra concert just presenting it in a way that’s more accessible,” Jarvi explained. “Let’s go on an adventure and let the music lead the way — that’s how I’d like to spend my afternoon.”
The program will blend those pieces like Claude Debussy’s “La Mer” and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Sea Songs” with Hans Zimmer’s “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
“We keep searching and end up discovering music that was very popular at the height of piracy,” Jarvi said. “This is music most lay listeners will recognize, but it is certainly exactly what your classiest passenger on a vessel that was attacked would be listening to in high society.”
Jarvi designed the program based on one he regularly presents in a 12-part children’s concert series he crafted called “Journey into Sound.”
“This show will be extremely familiar and fun to all ages alike,” Jarvi said. “The orchestra will like it, families will like it and even classical music nerds like me like it.”
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