A2SO KinderConcerts Return in May
The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra (A2SO) holds 3 series of KinderConcerts each season. The last set of KinderConcerts for the 2015-2016 season will be in mid May. KinderConcerts are 30 minute concerts at a local library designed just for toddlers through preschoolers. Each KinderConcert series features a different instrument/orchestra member as well as pianist Kathryn Goodson and child movement expert Gari Stein.
The following sessions are currently on the schedule:
See their press release below for more information:
2015 KinderConcerts: Free Concerts for Kids
In partnership with the Ann Arbor, Dexter, Chelsea and Ypsilanti District libraries, the Ann Arbor Symphony presents KinderConcerts. These 30 minute concerts are designed especially for children ages 2 to 5 years old and provide a fun, music-filled introduction to classical music for even the tiniest tykes. The children will have the opportunity to dance and move along during the concert, all while being told a story with musical accompaniment. A2SO principal Oboist, Timothy Michling is joined by child movement expert Gari Stein and pianist Kathryn Goodson for a guided introduction to the instruments of the orchestra. Through a fun and interactive learning environment, children will be encouraged to use creativity and develop music skills.
A2SO Featured Performer and Dates:
Oboe With Timothy Michling
May 13 – Downtown Ann Arbor District Library – 10:00 am and 11:00 am
Upcoming Sponsored Events
May 14 – Dexter District Library– 10:00 am
May 14 – Chelsea District Library – 2:30 pm
May 16 – Ypsilanti District Library (Whittaker Road) – 10:00 am and 11:00 am
Doors open 10 minutes prior to each performance.
Timothy Michling is the principal oboist for the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, as well as being a member of the musical faculty at Oakland University. Michling has also performed with Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Flint Symphony Orchestra, West Michigan Symphony Orchestra, and the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra. He earned Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts (History) degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and also received an Artist Diploma from the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles.
KinderConcerts are free because of the generous support of the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor, Worthington Family Foundation, The Ray & Eleanor Cross Foundation, Stephanie & David Pyne and Ami & Prue Rosenthal.