Multiple studies have suggested that listening and playing classical music at a young age can help boost brain development, and the people of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra firmly believe in the power that music has to help shape young minds and bodies. That’s why this upcoming weekend, the A2SO will be presenting their KinderConcert series with three shows at surrounding area district libraries.
These concerts are free, 30-minute events tailored specifically for 2-5 year-olds. Tykes will dance and move along to pianist Kathryn Goodson with the help of movement expert Gari Stein of Music for Little Folks. In this latest series, special guest Karen Donato will be joining them with her violin.
The people of A2SO know that classical music can seem intimidating at first, even for adults. That’s why each concert helps engage toddlers by including a mesmerizing story to go along with the musical accompaniment.
Parents, teachers, and day-care leaders are welcome to bring their little ones in for a fun, educational event that will get kids moving and instill an early appreciation for classical music. This is the last concert series of it’s kind this year, so don’t miss out!
KinderConcert is sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor, Worthington Family Foundation, The Ray & Eleanor Cross Foundation, and Stephanie & David Pyne.
Friday, September 25, 10am & 11am. Ann Arbor District Library Downtown, 343 S. 5th Ave. 734-327-4200. aadl.org
Saturday, September 26, 10am. Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine St., Dexter. 734-426-4477. www.dexter.lib.mi.us
Monday, September 28, 10am & 11am. Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd. 734-482-4110. ypsilibrary.org