KinderConcerts: Fabulous Flute

Each year the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra performs a series of KinderConcerts at local libraries. Each free concert is geared towards kids ages 2-5 features a performer on a different instrument along with a pianist and dancing. The May KinderConcerts will feature the Fabulous Flute with principal flutist Penny Fischer.

The concerts will be held at the Ann Arbor District Library (Downtown Branch) on Friday, May 9 at 9:30a and 10:30a, at the Dexter District Library on Saturday, May 10 at 10a, and at Ypsilanti District Library (Whittaker Rd Branch) on Monday, May 12 at 9:30a and 10:30a.

The press release below includes more details on the performances.

2014 KinderConcerts: Free Concerts for Kids

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in conjunction with the Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and the Dexter District Libraries present KinderConcerts: fun, interactive and free, 30-minute concerts designed especially for children 2-5 years old. Members of your A2SO join a child movement expert and piano collaborationist for a guided introduction to the instruments of the orchestra. Introduce even the youngest listeners to classical music by dancing a tango and waving colorful scarves with your little ones at your local library. This fun, active learning environment allows children the opportunity to enjoy music while encouraging learning and creativity.

A2SO Featured Performer and Dates:
Fabulous Flute with Penny Fischer
May 9 – Ann Arbor District Library – 9:30 am and 10:30 am
May 10 – Dexter District Library – 10 am
May 12 – Ypsilanti District Library – 9:30 am and 10:30 am

Doors open 10 minutes prior to each performance. Penelope Fischer is the principal flutist of the Ann Arbor Symphony, the winner of three national music competitions, a performing member of Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings and the Ann Arbor Symphony Woodwind Quintet. She was a delegate on two professional cultural exchanges to Russia, one to China and Japan, and led a National Flute Association delegation to the Czech Republic and Germany when she was President of NFA. She has taught chamber music at Interlochen’s Adult Chamber Music Camp. Her degrees are from Universities of Iowa (B.Mus), Michigan (M.Mus cum laude), and Maryland (D.M.A.) with additional study in France with Jean-Pierre Rampal and with Geoffrey Gilbert. Her doctoral dissertation is on French flutist/conductor Philippe Gaubert.

KinderConcerts are free because of the generous support of the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor, Ray & Eleanor Cross Foundation, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, and David & Stephanie Pyne. 

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The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is a premier regional orchestra that offers live symphonic music for all ages. The A2SO touches the lives of over 76,000 people every year, from tiny tots to seasoned citizens in venues ranging from the Michigan Theater to Hill Auditorium, as well as schools in the five-county area; Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Dexter District Libraries; and senior centers. For more info email info@a2so.com or visit www.a2so.com.

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