Baltimore Symphony launches Music Box Series for the very young
BSO vice president of education Carol Bogash calls the project "the final piece in the BSO’s educational framework" and cites a McMaster University study indicating that "early musical training benefits children even before they can walk or talk."
The Music Box Series will feature actress, dancer, storyteller and Baltimore School for the Arts instructor Maria Broom (pictured) as host of the 30-minute programs, which will be held Saturday mornings in the lobby of Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.
The concerts are designed to promote "musical, motor and language development through bouncing, clapping, listening, singing and other hands-on activities," according to the BSO's press release. There will be pre-concert activities as well.
-- "Birdie Melodies" April 13 (Mozart, Beethoven; emphasis on flute, violin, viola and cello)
-- "Great Big Animals" May 4 (Handel, Brahms, brass quintet)
-- "Life in the Water" (Schubert's "Trout" Quintet, et al.)
For ticket info, call 410-783-8000 or check out the BSO's Web site.
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