Children ages 4 to 12 will have the opportunity to enjoy the world of classical chamber music at the Lenape Chamber Ensemble’s early spring “Concert in the Round” on Saturday, March 7, at 10 a.m. in Doylestown.
Children’s Concerts in the Round are held in the Life Sciences Building Auditorium at Delaware Valley University, 700 E. Butler Ave., Doylestown, and are a regular presentation of the Lenape Chamber Ensemble during its spring and fall concert seasons.
The March 7 concert will feature descriptive and melodic excerpts from the ensemble’s Friday evening and Sunday afternoon adult concerts. Included in the musical program will be excerpts from Schubert’s String Quartet “Rosamunde” for violins, viola and cello and Carl Reinecke’s Sonata “Undine” for Flute and Piano. Composed in 1885, the Sonata is slightly descriptive of the legend of the beautiful water nymph. The last selection is the ever popular Fauré Piano Quartet with its flowing melodies.
Among the performers will be flutist Tanya Witek from Montclair University, concert pianist Marcantonio Barone, who has toured all over the world and performs regularly in Philadelphia, violist Catherine Beeson, who performs with Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival and the Colorado Symphony, Emily Daggett Smith, a violinist with many important groups in New York City, and cellist Alberto Parrini, principal cellist of the Northeastern Philharmonic.
Moderators for the 45-minute program will be violinist Cyrus Beroukhim, a phenomenal teacher who is presently a professor at New York University with an active solo career, flutist Witek, who has performed with the New York Philharmonic and as a member of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, and violist Beeson, who authored curriculum for the New York Philharmonic KidZone website.
Children will meet the performers, learn about rhythm and melody, and see up close how they create music from their instruments. In addition, there will be questions and answers, a hands-on instrument demonstration, and refreshments for all.
Admission at the door is $2 for each child. Parents and adults accompanying the children will be admitted free. To access the university parking lot, take the State Street exit off Route 611 bypass and turn left onto New Britain Road.
Concerts in the Round are supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, the regional arts funding partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Visit Bucks County and the Erwin J & Gertrude R Neusch Fund.
More information can be obtained at lenapechamberensemble.org or by calling 610-294-9361.