YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERTS
KENWOOD ACADEMY AUDITORIUM
5015 South Blackstone Avenue
All performances are held in the auditorium. The 45-minute demonstration/recitals begin promptly at 10:30 am and 12 noon.
RAICES PROFUNDAS (Profound Roots) - Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Sing the praises of the Orichas of Africa, get out of your chair and dance to a funky Cuban cha cha cha, let your soul soar to a mix of Argentinean tango, the Brazilian samba, Mexican son jorocho and more. Come celebrate this musical fiesta that promises to educate and entertain. Join percussionist Ruben P. Alvarez and his Latin Ensemble in an audience interactive performance that features “los ritmos calientes” (the hot rhythms) that are the heartbeat of Latin American musical styles.
KENWOOD ACADEMY CONCERT CHOIR - Tuesday, December 16, 2014
In high demand year after year, the Concert Choir (hailed as “Ambassadors of Vocal Music”) will be demonstrating their talents in an exceptional program under the direction of Richard Nunley. This uplifting choir inspires the younger minds of today. Showing off their creativity, these skillful choristers perform a fascinating repertoire from classical and gospel to jazz and pop.
BAROSSA WIND QUINTET - Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The concert begins with a familiar fanfare and continues with a mix of music that includes classical selections and blockbuster movie scores. The artists perform music that features each instrument—flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn - leaving the audience with a new understanding of brass music. A must see performance.
JAMAICAN ENSEMBLE - Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Mesmerize your students from the opening chant in this high-energy presentation. The voice, percussion and dance ensemble will give you a taste of the Caribbean as they perform traditional music from the island. Exciting and motivating, this distinctive sound will have your students dancing in their seats. Why not join them!
KENWOOD ACADEMY JAZZ BAND - Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Performing standard and original compositions, the creative blend makes the Concert Band a must-see performance. The vibrant jazz players are dedicated to this timeless music and add just the right amount of spark to call it their own. Don’t miss.
CROSSING BORDERS - Tuesday, April 28, 2015
This string quartet will present inspiring music by composers from under-represented cultures to foster inter-cultural understanding. You will listen to diverse music from Uganda, Haiti, Iran, the Czech Republic, and of course, the United States. Listen and explore how different cultural elements shape the music, while learning about fundamental concepts in music.
RICA OBSESSION (Rich Obsession) - Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Get a glimpse of the secrets of Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and other Latin styles. This band gives details of the different rhythms and where they originated. Our versatile musicians (percussionist, bassist and pianist) present music bursting with energy and enthusiasm. Come and enjoy!