Little Orchestra Society’s “Lolli-Pops” Find
The Little Orchestra Society’s popular concerts for children
ages 3–5, will be making their new home at the Kaye Playhouse
at Hunter College (68th off Lexington) for the 2002-2003 season.
Conducted by Music Director Dino Anagnost, these special 50-minute
concerts feature Bang the Lion, Bow the Panda, Buzz the Bee
and Toot the Bird–four animal characters each representing
a section of the orchestra. The animals take center stage along
with Maestro Anagnost and together they help the children in
the audience playfully discover the wonders of classical music.
Dedicated as “The Playhouse at Hunter College” in
1942 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the theater has
been the site of many memorable performances. Marian Anderson,Pinchus
Zuckerman, Jussi Bjoerling and Martha Graham are just a few
of the legendary artists that appeared at The Kaye during its
first three decades. Due to the financial crisis in the 1970’s,
the playhouse was closed. It was re-dedicated as “The
Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College” in
1993 and has since featured a wide array of artists including
Audra McDonald, Sherill Milnes and Ballet Trocodero de Monte
There are many benefits for The Little Orchestra Society in
moving to The Kaye. The theater itself is significantly wider,
thus providing more up-front seating. The direct access from
the street eliminates the stairs, which will be very much appreciated
not only by our patrons, but also by our production staff. The
Kaye has a large coat check facility where patrons can store
their belongings. In addition to these improved facilities,
The Kaye offers 200 more seats than its old home, Florence Gould
Hall. The additional seating will allow more children and families
to attend the Lolli-Pops, which are often fully subscribed.
There will also be more seating for schools to attend The Little
Orchestra Society’s Chance for Children Friday dress
The fall series of Lolli-Pops begins with The Orchestra–A
Happy Family on Saturday and Sunday, October 19th and 20th and
continues on November 9th and 10th with Things That Go Bang
and Peter and the Wolf on November 23rd and 24th. Saturday
performances are at 10:20 am and 12 noon, with Sunday performances
at 1 pm and 2 pm. For more information or to purchase tickets,
call The Little Orchestra Society box office at 212-971-9500.#
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