Monday, May 11, 2015

Performing Schumann's "Kinderszenen" in the Amherst Ballet performance, Saturday May 16 1pm Bowker Auditorium UMass

Hello everyone,
I wanted to invite you to a unique performance this Saturday. I play the piano for dance classes in various places including at Amherst Ballet where I also teach classes for children. This Saturday (May 16) the Amherst Ballet performance will include a piece set to Robert Schumann's piano pieces "Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood)." I will be with the dancers onstage accompanying them on the piano. The choreography, like Schumann's music, evokes emotions from childhood experiences.
We will be in Bowker Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts. Bowker is in the brick building just across the circular driveway from the central campus parking garage. If you want the full ballet recital experience you can come at 1pm for the younger children's class dances. After intermission (around 1:45-2pm) begin the dances for the more advanced students, and Scenes from Childhood, although it is a multi-age cast, is in this second half of the program.
It would be lovely to see you there!
Please feel free to share this invitation with anyone who might be interested.