Kronos at 40 - Family Day Presented by Disney at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
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Mandolin player, violinist, and trumpet ace Elena Moon Park long dreamed of giving young audiences a serious taste of Asian folk songs, as she played with other kid-friendly bands. Mixing Asian languages with English, Asian with Western instrumentation, Park and friends do just that, with Japanese sea shanties and Tibetan jump-rope rhymes, Korean harvest sing-a-longs and Taiwanese train songs. They may be in middle school, but the Pannonia Quartet has dived into contemporary classical music with a power and sensitivity that shows what heights young artists can reach. Born out of the Kaufman Center's Face the Music program, the quartet will perform a rigorous set of contemporary pieces, including Steve Reich's "Different Trains." Everyone needs a drumpet. Educator and musician Craig Woodson will show young musicians how to create their own, along with other DIY instruments and sound-makers, at his workshop designed for kids. Then take your creation and join Kronos and the Pannonia Quartet for a play-along concert. Rendering the most intense contemporary pieces with grace, and alt-rock-guided works with great beauty, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus regularly commissions challenging vocal pieces and collaborates with classical and pop music icons.
Venue Description: The world's leading performing arts center and home to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and the School of American Ballet.