KidsAcoustic: Shulamit Kleinerman & Bill McJohn
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.
To keep from crowding the venue, we offer two separate seatings.
11.00 AM: All kids welcome up to age 11. Infants (not yet walking) are welcome for free.
1.00 PM: For kids aged 5-12. Younger siblings are welcome to come too; we just want to make sure that the big kids have a chance to engage with this music in a comfortable peer group!
For the seasons second program, Shula invites Bill McJohn to share his harp and voice on a collection of musical stories that stand the test of seven or eight centuries. A performer of everything from chant to baroque continuo, Bill sings about the changing of the seasons, a man who eats too much, and a rustic dance party gone comically wrong. Shula plays medieval fiddle and percussion. Tap your toes to some lively instrumental dances and set your imagination alight. Learn what itinerant medieval musicians thought about when autumn came! If youve never heard a buzzing medieval bray harp, come check it out here.
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
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|