An exciting look at music makers and making music! This energetic program delights in dissecting the pieces and parts of music and musical instruments. Children will be amazed by the way in which instruments from the wind and percussion family are taken apart and put back together again. This highly engaging program is also an introduction to some of the basic structures of music, and includes pieces by Gershwin, Shostakovich and Brubeck. Watch, listen, and lend a helping hand as this dynamic duo of Paul Fadoul on marimba and Zara Lawler on flute build music from the ground up! For age 4 and up.Come early for the Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo.” Starting one hour before each Kinderkonzert, this hands-on activity in the Kennedy Center Hall of States gives children a chance to get up close with the instruments they’ll see played on stage–from violins and trumpets to oboes and flutes.
Have you ever wondered how a marimba fits in a car, or how you can get three flutes in a single backpack? Have you ever wondered what music might sound like if it was less than one year old?
You’re in luck, because Lawler & Fadoul will be answering those questions and more this month and next.
We start of next weekend with our new Kinderkonzert at the Kennedy Center: Break it Down! explores the ways music and musical instruments come apart and can go back together, and is perfect for the curious concert-goer age 4 or older. Then, at the Mid-Atlantic and New York Flute Club Flute Fairs, we premiere new Preludes written for us by composers Katherine Hoover and Roshanne Etezady, as well as other pieces from our upcoming CD.
See next few posts for details — we hope to see you at one of our shows!