KinderConcerts for 2015-2016 Start Tomorrow

Each year the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra holds a series of KinderConcerts at local libraries for kids from ages 2-5. Each series features a different instrument which is introduced to the kids during the event. The events are held 3 times a year at the Ann Arbor, Dexter, and Ypsilanti Libraries. 

The first 2015 KinderConcerts are this weekend, September 25-28. They feature Karen Donato on the violin. Future concerts will include Donald Babcock on trombone in January 2016 and Timothy Michling on oboe in May 2016. The September KinderConcert schedule is:

Date/Time Event
09/25/2015
10:00am-10:30am
KinderConcert: Violin
Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
09/25/2015
11:00am-11:30am
KinderConcert: Violin
Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
09/26/2015
10:00am-10:30am
KinderConcert: Violin
Dexter District Library, Dexter
09/28/2015
10:00am-10:30am
KinderConcert: Violin
Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti
09/28/2015
11:00am-11:30am
KinderConcert: Violin
Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti

See more details in the press release below:

2015 KinderConcerts: Free Concerts for Kids 

In partnership with the Ann Arbor, Dexter, and Ypsilanti District libraries, the Ann Arbor Symphony presents KinderConcerts. These 30 minute concerts are designed especially for children ages 2 to 5 years old and provide a fun, music-filled introduction to classical music for even the tiniest tykes. The children will have the opportunity to dance and move along during the concert, all while being told a story with musical accompaniment. A2SO is joined by child movement expert Gari Stein and pianist Kathryn Goodson for a guided introduction to the instruments of the orchestra. Through a fun and interactive learning environment, children will be encouraged to use creativity and develop music skills. The KinderConcerts begin with a concert in September 2015 featuring Karen Donato on violin, then in January 2016 with trombone player Donald Babcock, and in May of 2016 with Timothy Michling on oboe. 

A2SO Featured Performer and Dates: 
Violin With Karen Donato 

September 25 – Downtown Ann Arbor District Library – 10:00 am and 11:00 am
September 26 – Dexter District Library– 10:00 am 
September 28 – Ypsilanti District Library (Whittaker Road) – 10:00 am and 11:00 am 

Karen Donato is an active performer and teacher in Southeast Michigan, along with being a tenured member of the Ann Arbor Symphony. Donato is also assistant principal second violin of the Flint and Saginaw Bay Symphonies, and has most recently performed with the University of Michigan Musical Theatre Department in performances of Into the Woods, Brigadoon, Spring Awakening and Chicago. She maintains a private studio at her home in Canton along with one at the Flint School of Performing Arts, where she is founder and director of the Adult String Ensemble. Donato has a Masters of Music Degree from the 

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