KidsAcoustic: Shulamit Kleinerman & Michael Connolly
Some kinds of music are inherently age-inclusive. KidsAcoustic presents real music that parents can enjoy for its own sake, while the lively tunes and wonderful instruments draw kids in naturally.
For each concert, teacher and early string performer Shulamit Kleinerman joins forces with a duo partner from a folk or early music tradition. A personable forty-five minute program is followed by a hands-on opportunity for all the kids to try out our menagerie of instruments.
Appropriate for preschool and elementary-school-aged children and their families. Admission is $9 per person (child or adult); babes in arms are welcome for free. Space is limited, so please buy ahead.
For the first program of the season, Shula invites multi-instrumentalist Michael Connolly to bring out his mandolin, guitar, Irish flute, concertina, uillean pipes, and best of all, the harp and fiddle he built himself. Owner and operator of Empty Sea, Michael has made a name for himself in bluegrass, Irish, folk and rock music. He and Shula play tunes from Ireland and old-time America, and Michael brings his uniquely soulful sound to Shulas favorite medieval melodies and seventeenth-century English country dances. He may even play on The Worlds Tiniest Harpsichord or at least the smallest one weve seen! Shula brings out her violin, vielle, and viola da gamba.
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 theres 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
|Minimum Age: 0|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|