Ljova and the Kontraband / Banda Magda -- Inaugural Parallel Concert (4pm)
Join us for a unique parallel concert experience for adults and kids alike!
Each act will be performing two sets -- one geared towards adults, the other towards children and since our concerts coincide with Mother's Day, both concerts will finish with a potluck meal!
WHY DO WE NEED A PARALLEL CONCERT FOR ADULTS AND KIDS?
There are many reasons, but the most potent is that children deserve an experience of their own, to respond to music and ask questions in an encouraging atmosphere. At the same time, adults deserve to explore the arts without worry of finding a babysitter, or whether the content would be kid-appropriate you shouldn't have to leave the kids at home. Performers need to find a way of communicating their art to audiences of all ages.
HOW WILL THIS WORK?
The unique quality of the National Opera Center is that it has two beautiful music rooms adjacent to each other. Two acts will present their sets in parallel. After intermission, audiences will switch rooms to take in the second set, following which we will commence a potluck meal of your favorite dishes. You and your children will each have two experiences to share.
MORE ABOUT THE MUSIC:
LJOVA AND THE KONTRABAND featuring vocalist Inna Barmash, accordionist Patrick Farrell, Jordan Morton on bass and Mathias Künzli on percussion has been my main band for over 8 years. We will be releasing our 2nd album, "No Refund on Flowers".
BANDA MAGDA is a project led by our friend Magda Giannikou, a great composer, vocalist/accordionist and giant entertainer.
What is the difference between the childrens' set and the adults' set?
Primarily, the childrens' set will include an informal demonstration of the instruments, a period for questions and maybe even dancing along to the music. The childrens' set will be staffed with volunteer parent chaperons. The adults' set will be unchaperoned.
Tickets are $20 per person, or $70 for a family of four. All proceeds go directly towards the musicians. Due to capacity regulations at this intimate venue, it is necessary to sell tickets in advance.
Adults and children eight years or older can choose to attend either set that said, you know your children best. If you want to enjoy music with your children, you're welcome. If you are comfortable to leave your children in our hands, we welcome them, and you'll be just in the next room over.
3:30pm doors open in both rooms for the second concert
4pm set one (Ljova and the Kontraband / Banda Magda)
5:15pm set two (Banda Magda / Ljova and the Kontraband)
6pm potluck dinner
Do you have more questions?
Contact me at http://Ljova.com/contact
National Opera Center (View)
330 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|