By (November 12, 2008)
Youth Movements Festival: Music for the Child in All of Us
|UAlbany's Duncan Cumming at the piano. (Photo Lincoln Benedict)|
"Many companies do this, but unfortunately most seem to think that Mozart is better experienced when this music is transcribed for electronic sounds and kazoo, or occasionally xylophone and toy trumpet," Cumming said. The festival challenges that notion offering more traditional music to accompany the reading of original children's stories.
Violinist Hilary Cumming and mezzo-soprano Frances Pallozzi Wittmann will help the pianist kick off the series of four child-centered concerts Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., performing Reflections of Childhood.
The following evening, soprano Amanda Boyd will perform songs about Mothers and Children with Michael Clement at the piano.
|Mezzo-soprano Frances Pallozzi Wittmann|
The grand finale will be on Nov. 16 at 3 p.m., with French Four Hand Music, inspired by children's themes. This event will feature more than 80 pianists from the Capital Region ages 5-75. Performers will include UAlbany faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
Ticket information is available on all four concerts from the Performing Arts Center.