It’s a concert! It’s a party! It’s loads of FUN!
It’s FanFaire Foundation’s double celebration of the first anniversary of its popular music program for kids, “KIDS Playing For KIDS,” and the street release of the program’s first CD album: “Classical N Jazz by kids who love music and science.” The album, which contains 13 tracks of music for piano, as well as for cello and violin, features ten of the program's young artists playing original works by composers by ranging from Bach to Badelt, Chopin to Joplin. It also includes an original composition by the program’s Pizarro Brothers. The pianists among the kids played on a Bösendorfer Model 290 Imperial grand piano and a lute-harpsichord (Lautenwerk) by Steven Sorli. The CD was professionally recorded by Dr. Hiroyuki under the sponsorship of the Ikezi Music Foundation.
The celebration begins with a concert at the Woman’s Club of Carlsbad on Friday November 9 at 6:30 p.m., featuring selections from the CD album performed by ten of the program’s thirty talented young artists who participated in the recording. The concert is an eclectic mix of very enjoyable classical and jazz pieces ranging from Bach’s “Inventions” and “Partita” to Badelt’s “Pirates of the Carribean” and from Chopin’s “Nocturne” to Joplin’s “The Entertainer”, and includes performances by other members of the program. Live music-making continues at the reception following the concert.
“Classical N Jazz by KIDS Playing for KIDS” will be reprised with some variations in selections and performers when the celebration continues on Sunday November 11 at 2 p.m. in partnership with the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club.
Admission to both concerts is free and open to the public. A donation of $10 or more entitles the donor to a CD.
About the “KIDS Playing For KIDS” program
The program nurtures musically gifted children (ages 6 to 17) who also love science and math so that they can become excellent role models for their peers. They are given opportunities to perform at various venues and alongside professional artists, enabling them to express and share their love of music with other children, further develop their creative skills, and build their self-confidence as performers.
They are also encouraged to excel in their studies and to learn the value of community service. The goal is that their passion for music and their good example will spark among young people the creativity and sense of community needed in our highly competitive, science-based society. Studies show that music enhances the skills required for learning science and math. Yes, music may not be rocket science, but as Einstein and other great scientists who made the landmark discoveries of our time have shown, it can certainly make rocket science possible!
Friday November 9, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. (Prelude at 6:15 p.m.)
Woman’s Club of Carlsbad
3320 Monroe St. Carlsbad, CA 92008
Sunday November 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club
17025 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
For more information:
Visit http://fanfairefoundation.org or call (760) 666-1810.