PW4Kids - New programs designed for new listeners

Penn’s Woods Music 4 Kids is designed for curious and new listeners. Free programs by the festival musicians and the Allegría Ensemble will be presented around Centre County, Pa for new audiences of all ages. Ask questions, be surprised, and be inspired by live classical music!

Sally Williams Minnich, violin
Mark Minnich, violin
Debbie Trudeau, violin and viola
Robyn Dixon Costa, oboe and English horn
Jonathan Dexter, cello

Bellefonte Children’s Garden

Friday, May 10 - 10:00-10:45 a.m. 
Location: Howard St. between Locust and N. Allegheny -or- Rain Location at the Library (200 N. Allegheny, Bellefonte)
Bring your sun hats for a sunny morning concert about nature and stories. Lots of audience participation and a take-home craft activity are included. Pre-school and home school audiences are especially welcome to hear violin, viola, and cello.

Discovery Space

Friday, May 18 - 6:30-7:30 p.m.
1224 N. Atherton St., State College
Children ages 6-12 and parents hear a live trio performance and explore the science of sound with activities and stations. Questions are welcome; answers will be discovered up close with violin, viola, and cello.

Schlow Library

Saturday, May 19 - 11-11:45 a.m.
211 S. Allen St., State College
Classical Music Rocks! Roll over Beethoven, Haydn go seek, Bach to the future. Music of the Superheroes performed for a new generation with Sally, Debbie, and Jon.

Discovery Space

Friday, May 25 - 10:30-11:15 a.m.
1224 N. Atherton St., State College
Music Makers invites the Allegría Trio to be their guests! This program includes stories and musical explorations for children and adults to enjoy together.

Student Chamber Invitational Performance

Wednesday, June 20 - 4:30-5:30 p.m.
128 Music II, Penn State University Park
Enjoy the musical talent of local middle and high school advanced string players as they present an informal chamber music concert as the culmination of two days of intensive chamber music workshops under the guidance of Penn’s Woods Music Festival musicians. All are invited to celebrate these young people’s achievements!

Palmer Museum of Art

Tuesday, June 26 - 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Curtin Rd., Penn State University Park [registration required]
What are the parallels between art on the walls and the music we perform? Is there sound in the painting? What do you see in the music? Live music in the galleries with teaching artist musicians as we dig into large visual works of different genres. Designed for music students ages 12-18. Bring an open mind, eyes, and ears. Creamery ice cream will cap the afternoon.
Funding support comes from our generous donors, Bill Jaffe, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Music Performance Trust Fund.