September 25, 2008

Klassics for Kids presents ‘Music from Mexico’

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Children from infants to pre-kindergarten age students and their parents or other accompanying adults can get a sense of Mexico at Altgeld Hall at Southern Illinois University Carbondale beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

The popular Klassics for Kids free musical programs presents “Music from Mexico” in observance of Latino Heritage Month and to kick off the K4K season. The free program uses an interactive format that is young child-friendly. Professor Edward Benyas, music director of the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra, and his wife, Kara Benyas, who is also part of the faculty of the School of Music, founded the Klassics for Kids program several years ago to introduce young children to classical and jazz music.

The performance is in Altgeld Hall, Room 112.

Other performances arranged for the very youngest listeners are set for Nov. 4 and Dec. 2 this fall 2008 semester. Other performances target slightly older listeners through high school age students. For a full schedule, contact the School of Music at 618/536-8742. Also, check the Public Events Calendar from the SIUC main Web page at for more musical performances.