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Concert designed for young music-lovers

March 3, 2016

Nearly 400 preschool pupils and their teachers/chaperones will visit Skidmore’s Arthur Zankel Music Center Friday, March 4, for a concert of Western and non-Western music for preschool age children, coordinated and performed by Skidmore students.

Skidmore students George Dilthey ’16 and Isabelle Howard ’17 organized the event with the assistance of Elizabeth Macy, visiting assistant professor of music. The Skidmore students are taking a Music Outreach course that aims to bring music to the community. They reached out to a number of area schools and the YMCA to invite the preschoolers to campus for the morning concert, which is titled "Music!"

Approximately 40 Skidmore student musicians will perform, including members of Skidaiko (taiko drums), sitarist Zac Tansport ’18, vocalists Kent Davies ’19 and Gabriel Snyder ’18, cellist Dilthey, vocalist Howard accompanied by pianist Joseph Eisele ’17 (who was a soloist in January with the Schenectady Symphony), trombonist Roslyn Wertheimer ’16, and the Skidmore College Gamelan Banyu Wali. The program includes traditional music from Japan, India, and Indonesia, as well popular and classical music from Europe and the US.

The first such concert for young listeners took place last year, organized by Macy and Lei Ouyang Bryant, associate professor of music.

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