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NSO Kinderclassics: Break It Down!

NSO Kinderclassics: Break It Down!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Events for Young Audiences NSO Family NSO Kinderclassics

If you love to tinker, you won't want to miss this high-energy concert, where we delight in dissecting the pieces and parts of music and instruments!

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If you love to tinker, you won't want to miss this high-energy concert, where we delight in dissecting the pieces and parts of music and instruments! Learn how instruments from the wind and percussion family (and some interesting "outsiders") are taken apart and put back together again, and watch as they "transform" before your very eyes into other instruments--not to mention other useful objects! This highly engaging program even introduces you to some of the basic structures of music. Watch, listen, and lend a hand as guest artists Paul Fadoul on marimba and Zara Lawler on flute build music from the ground up!

NSO Kinderclassics are most enjoyed by age 4 and up.

Performance Timing: 50 minutes, with no intermission

Come early for the Musical Instrument "Petting Zoo." Starting one hour before each Kinderclassic, 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. A project of the Women's Committee for the NSO.