September 01, 2010
Klassics for Kids fall series begins Oct. 5
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Klassics for Kids returns to Southern Illinois University Carbondale beginning on Oct. 5 at Shryock Auditorium.
The free series, sponsored by the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra and developed by orchestra director Edward Benyas and Kara Benyas, a member of the piano faculty at SIUC, introduces very young children to classical and jazz music. The orchestra combines students, faculty, and community members.
The schedule for the fall 2010 season is:
Oct. 5 -- Mandat and Tchaikovsky -- Shryock Auditorium, beginning at 10 a.m., designed for school-age children. The Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra backs Eric Mandat, Distinguished Scholar and professor of clarinet at SIUC, with selections from Handel’s Music for Royal Fireworks, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto.
Nov. 18 -- Opera and Jazz -- Shryock Auditorium, beginning at 10 a.m., designed for school-age children. This performance features the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra, the SIUC Marjorie Lawrence Opera Theater and the SIUC Studio Jazz orchestra.
Dec. 7 -- Interactive concert -- Altgeld Hall, beginning at 10 a.m., designed for pre-school and early elementary school-aged children. The specifics of the performance will be announced later, but will follow standard Klassics for Kids format for very young listeners.