EVANSTON, Ill. --- The Northwestern University School of Music will present seven concerts during the 2007-08 Kids Fare series. Starting Oct. 6, these hour-long programs, designed for children aged 3 to 8 and their families, are performed and conducted by Northwestern University students, faculty and guest artists.
All of the 10:30 a.m. Saturday Kids Fare programs are held in venues on the University’s Evanston campus, as noted below. Parking is free for all Kids Fare events.
A Family Fun Pack consisting of two adults passes and two children’s passes to all seven concerts is $81, providing a 20 percent savings off the single ticket prices (shown below). Each Fun Pack also entitles the bearer to two free additional children’s passes per concert for other siblings or friends.
Single ticket prices for each of the following Kids Fare events are $5 for the general public; $4 for senior citizens and for Northwestern faculty and staff; and $3 for full-time students.
First in the Kids Fare series is the Oct. 6 “March with the Band” event being held at Trienens Hall, 2707 Ashland Ave., just north of Ryan Field. Girls and boys are encouraged to bring their own kazoo, tin drum or toy bugle and march along with members of the Wildcat Marching Band during this annual fall spectacular.
Lively percussion will combine with energetic dance routines performed by the guest rhythmic percussion ensemble Be The Groove during the Nov. 3 “Boom, Bam, Tap and Swoosh” concert at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive. Children may accompany the ensemble by bringing their own homemade or toy percussion instruments to this event.
“A Carousel of Songs,” which will take place Nov. 17 in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, will feature Northwestern student singers and music theatre performers. The audience will have an opportunity to sing along during a program of entertaining song styles.
Children and adults will revel in the sounds of a large symphony orchestra when maestro Robert Hasty, a School of Music faculty member, conducts the University’s Philharmonia through a program of masterpieces during the Jan. 19 “Phabulous Philharmonia” program at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.
Student saxophonists will celebrate the instrument’s many possibilities during the Feb. 16 “Wild about Saxophones” concert at Pick-Staiger. From imitating the high notes of the soprano to the low tones of the bass, the saxophone has proved to be one of the world’s most versatile instruments.
Northwestern student musicians will explore the world of stringed instruments and demonstrate the graceful feats of fingers and bows during the March 1 “Dancing on a String” concert at Pick-Staiger.
The 2007-08 Kids Fare series concludes April 26 with “Brass Attack!” at Pick-Staiger. Northwestern University School of Music faculty conductor Ryan Nelson will lead the legendary Illinois Brass Band during a performance of melodies, marches and tunes.
To order a season subscription or single tickets call the Pick-Staiger box office at (847) 467-4000 or visit the new Pick-Staiger Web site.