Fortissimo on Parliament Hill

This has got to be one of the most fun ways to introduce young kids to classical music. There are outfits, drums, marching and best of all from my little guy’s perspective: cannons.  This weekend (August 6-9), up at Parliament Hill you can checkout the honour guard (regular changing of the guard folks), along with 150 musicians, gunners and soldiers.  The pipers start 6:30, and the main event starts at 7pm. 

To get an idea of what to expect, here’s some YouTube Video from the 2007 and 2008 proceedings

For those of you who have later bed times than I do, you can stay to watch the sound and light show.

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