Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra to Host Series of KinderConcerts, Jan-Feb 2014
The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in conjunction with the Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and the Dexter District Libraries co-host a series of fun, interactive KinderConcerts. KinderConcerts are free, 30-minute concerts designed especially for children 2-6 years old.
Members of your A2SO join our 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:
Charming Cello with Eric Amidon
January 10 - Ann Arbor District Library
January 11 - Dexter District Library
February 13 - Ypsilanti District Library
Cellist Eric Amidon began studying the cello at the age of three under Elizabeth Balch in Madison WI. At the age of nine, Eric performed as a soloist with the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra, and has since performed solo works with the Pioneer Symphony and DePauw Symphony Orchestras. He has participated in festivals throughout North America, including two years at the Orford Arts Festival and has performed in master classes with Jeffrey Solow, Tanya Carey, Anthony Elliot, and Leonard Hokinson. Eric earned his Bachelor Degree in 1997 from DePauw University where he studied with Eric Edberg, and with Joel Cohen while studying in Vienna, Austria. In addition to his position with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra he regularly plays regional engagements with chamber ensembles.