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.

MICHA & ME

Tuesday, September 18 @ 10:00am

“Little Ears” FREE Concerts for Kids!

Micah and Me is a Portland, Oregon-based Kindie rock band made of up of three dads who write and play music to inspire, excite and engage kids of all ages and the young at heart! They create upbeat, educational and outright silly shows for children 0-7 and their caregivers!

The Micah & Me Children’s Music show is a dance party for families starring their biggest fans, At-Home Dads! Because they understand the obstacles of care taking young children, they work extra hard to help make it fun for others. Aaron Canwell vocals & ukulele, and Ryan Chouinard  vocals, drums & bass, believe in the importance of music and dance for children 0 to 7 and the young at heart, by connecting youngsters of all ages with live fun-filled music!

Sponsored by the Herbert A. Templeton Foundation

ONE NIGHT IN FROGTOWN

Tuesday, October 16 @ 10:00am

“Little Ears” FREE Concerts for Kids!

When a saxophone playing tadpole sets out alone to jam with the big frogs, he finds that making friends can be harder than making music.

FROGTOWN has grown into a nationally-touring, award-winning Live Stage Musical, performing sold-out shows in venues across the country. They create award-winning musical stories across all media that engage, educate, and inspire children of all ages! FROGTOWN’s multi-sensory educational programs like “Diversity Through Music” explore important issues like bullying, peer pressure and diversity in fun and engaging ways.Founded by Emmy-Winning Writer/Composer Philip Pelletier, FROGTOWN has won 2 National Gold Awards, been featured on THE GRAMMYS “Education Watch”, and received rave national reviews for it’s heartfelt stories about the musical frogs of Frogtown.

Sponsored by the Herbert A. Templeton Foundation

PENNY’S PUPPETS – THE MAGIC BOOK

Tuesday, November 20 @ 10:00am

“Little Ears” FREE Concerts for Kids!

Robin is visiting her grandmother for summer vacation and helping her clean out her attic, when she discovers a magic talking book. The magic book invites Robin into its pictures and stories. Soon Robin finds herself inside the book and all of its adventures, meeting dragons, whales and a bee named Buzzy. After a full day of play, Robin wants to go back to Granny’s attic but how? It takes some creative ideas from Buzzy the bee to get Robin back home. Join the colorful cast on this musical adventure!

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.

Sponsored by the Herbert A. Templeton Foundation

THE NUTCRACKER

Tuesday, December 11 @ 10:00am

“Little Ears” FREE Concerts for Kids!

Pianists, Maria Antonia Garcia and Momoko Muramatsu perform a four-hand arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday masterpiece. Returning to the “Little Ears” stage is Multnomah County Youth Librarian Susan Smallsreed who will narrate the enchanting story “The Nutcracker and The King of the Mice” written by E.T.A Hoffman.

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 XX 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.

Sponsored by the Herbert A. Templeton Foundation

 

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