KidsAcoustic: Sixteen Strings!
Seattle Historical Arts for Kids is proud to present our second season of family concerts at Empty Sea Studios, offering a truly unique, up-close musical experience.
The KidsAcoustic series offers real music for grownups, enchanting tunes for kids, and a chance for all the children to try the instruments afterwards! For each concert, teacher and early string performer Shulamit Kleinerman joins forces with a duo partner from a folk or early music tradition.
For the season's first program, Seattle's own Kathryn Smith-Derksen brings out her bass viola da gamba for an all-string multi-genre romp with Shula's violin and a bit of tenor viola da gamba too. It's sixteen strings in all: hear the many ways they work together, from sparkly Baroque sonatas to toe-tapping country dances. Viola da gamba is always a major favorite when the kids get to try our instruments at the end.
Shulamit Kleinerman first added family house concerts to her offerings for children in 2007, and the audience quickly outgrew her teaching studio. The new space at Empty Sea is still welcoming, relaxed, and intimate enough for kids to scootch right upto the musicians' feet... but now there's also room to dance! Shula is passionate about bringing the arts of earlier ages alive for kids. From Mozart operas to baroque minuets to Shakespeare skits to medieval songs, her historical arts workshops connect kids with the sparkle of the past. More information about her performances and classes for kids and adults can be found at shulamitk.net.
Empty Sea Studios
6300 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|