FREE CONCERTS FOR KIDS!

STORIES, MUSIC, PUPPETS, MAGIC & MORE

Our goal is to deliver a variety of high quality music performances and excite and inspire the imagination and creativity of young people. TOC’s own Little Ears program is in its fifth year and offers free concerts and performances for children.

Thank you to the Herbert A Templeton Foundation, our partners and funders and friends of The Old Church.

MARIO THE MAKER MAGICIAN

Saturday, February 29 @ 3:00pm

THIS IS A TICKETED SHOW!  GA KIDS $10 / GA ADULTS $20

Doors at 2:30pm | Show at 3pm | All Ages | All sales are final.  BUY TICKETS HERE!

David Blaine calls Mario “the best kids magician in the world!!” Come see why!

As seen on Sesame Street and Sprout, Mario the Maker Magician is making his way to you! More than just a performer, Mario is also an inventor who creates his own props. He is known for his dedication to the Maker Movement and STEAM initiatives and his integration of DIY electronics and robotics into his performance. It’s magic through the lens of the Maker Movement, with a healthy dose of hilarity. Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin for the modern age, with a mad inventor twist!

The show is ideal for ages 3-10 and their families and runs approx. 60 minutes, without intermission.

PENNY’S PUPPETS | THE 3 LITTLE PIGS & THE HUFFY PUFFY WOLF

Tuesday, March 24 @ 10:00am

Join Penny’s Puppets on this Musical journey for this traditional tale with a twist. Yes, the 3 little pigs all have to move out of mom’s house and build houses on their own. Yes, the Big Bad Wolf huffs and puffs and tries to blow all their homes down. But in the end where does all this huffing and puffing get him. Tired and alone. Discover some coping skills when having a bad day and laugh and rejoice with the 3 little pigs and their unlikely friend the Huffy Puffy Wolf.

 Penny’s Puppet Productions is a professional one-woman puppet company dedicated to making the world a better place, one puppet show at a time! Offering joyful programs that ignite the imagination and fill the room with excitement and laughter, Penny’s live performances use puppets, story, and song to inspire and entertain children of all ages. Penny is a Professional storyteller who specializes in puppet shows for kids.

MORE ABOUT PENNY’S PUPPETS

THE MAGIC FLUTE

Tuesday, April 14 @ 10:00am

Pianists, Maria Garcia and Momoko Muramatsu perform a four-hand arrangement of Mozart’s famous singspiel, “The Magic Flute.” This kid friendly adaptation tells a charming, fantastic story that includes a bird seller, a captured princess, a prince who wants to rescue her, an evil Queen of the Night, and, of course, a magic flute. Narrating the story is Multnomah County Youth Librarian Susan Smallsreed. 

Selected by Artslandia magazine as one of their top 50 favorite artists, pianists Maria Garcia and Momoko Muramatsu have had successful individual careers that have taken them around the world. Friends and colleagues since their college days at the New England Conservatory, they have joined forces to explore the two piano and one piano-four hand repertoire creating the 20 Digitus Duo (“Twenty Fingers”). Hailed by the press as “Dynamite”, “Intrepid” and “Impressive” they explore the classical standards but also the vast repertoire of their shared Latin American musical heritage.  

ABOUT 20 DIGITUS DUO

JESSA & THE SAPLINGS

Tuesday, May 19 @ 10:00am

MUSIC & ECOLOGY FOR KIDS! Jessa Campbell is an Oregon-based performer who bridges the worlds of music and ecology by enchanting young audiences with the wonders of nature through her songs. Caregivers can expect a blend of familiar folk children’s songs mixed with original tunes written about what it’s like to grow up in the Pacific Northwest!  

With a background performing with the national touring production of hit television show, “Dragon Tales Live,” she’s no stranger to child entertainment!  She’s also experienced as a world cruise ship performer, vocalist for Wayne Newton, and member of some of Portland’s prominent bands. Weaving theatrical elements with her song and dance numbers, she encourages kiddos to groove along. Jessa starting writing ecology-based songs with her students for a “Wonders of Nature” class for 5-8 year olds through the local learning center, Village Home. With songs like “The Waltz of Trillium & Ant”, children are educated about simple science concepts like seed dispersal through the living creatures in their neck of the woods!

ABOUT JESSA & THE SAPLINGS

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