Early Music Discovery
Early music means catchy tunes, fascinating instruments, and a colorful culture of dance, costume, and manners from times past. The Early Music Discovery series, curated by Shulamit Kleinerman, brings history to life for all ages. These performances, under an hour in length, are an affordable, appropriate, and enjoyable way for music lovers of all ages to explore music of all kinds.
Returning in 2017Baroque Opera with Historical Arts for Kids
Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 3:00pm and 5:00pm
Good Shepherd Center, Wallingford
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle WA
Two multi-generational performances, appropriate for all ages, presented by Early Music Guild. Seattle Historical Arts for Kid’s cast of student performers aged 6 to teen brings to life the glories of the Baroque age, with costume, dance, and fencing from the period, along with an all-star baroque chamber orchestra. Stage direction by Carmen Mettler, advanced vocal coaching by Nancy Zylstra, choreography & dance instruction by Jamia Hansen-Murray, duels and fencing instruction by Cecil Longino. Concept, script, and music direction by Shulamit Kleinerman, with Tekla Cunningham, violin; Joanna Blendulf, viola da gamba; and John Lenti, theorbo.
Watch this space for our upcoming announcement of this year’s masterwork!
Seattle Historical Arts for Kids
Highlights from Handel’s Alcina presented by Early Music America’s Young Performers Festival
“Doing early music with and for kids, what strikes me again and again is how natural it is as a window into the past. Some of the musical repertoires of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras – each with its own exotic milieu of costumes, manners, languages and legends – seem almost tailor-made to stimulate children’s imaginations. In our fast-paced world, I think kids need this sense of connection to the past more than ever.
“With Early Music Discovery, I want children to be empowered as carriers of tradition. You’ll find kids onstage alongside the pros in all our concerts, whether jamming with Ensemble Lucidarium, demonstrating medieval song in our first-ever early music singalong, or presenting a kid-sized portion of Handel opera in period costume. Kids and parents in the audience join the fun in each program. I’m excited to share all this great music with your family!”
-Shulamit Kleinerman, Early Music Discovery Curator
Seattle Historical Arts for Kids is partially funded by Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.