**Just a heads up: The next MacPhail FREE Family Music Series event is coming up this Saturday, January 18th! More details below.
Music is an important part of our lives…it’s everywhere! That’s why this particular event is a great way to introduce kids to music and instruments. The MacPhail Free Family Music Series takes place on three different dates, the first of which is this Saturday, September 7th from 10 am – 12 pm with performances by the Jack Brass Band.
These events are FREE and take place at Antonello Hall on the MacPhail Minneapolis campus. If you can’t make it this weekend, mark your calendar for January 18th (Orkestar Bez Ime) and/or May 2nd (The Bazillions).
Orkestar Bez Ime [or-KESS-tar behz EE-meh], meaning “orchestra without a name” in Bulgarian, was formed in 2002 to recreate the sounds of the village with a presentation as festive as the music itself. Focusing on Eastern Europe and music of the Rom (“Gypsy”) people, OBI’s repertoire reaches from Albania to Ukraine, with plenty of stops in between. Orkestar Bez Ime is a winner of the 2011-2012 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Performing Musicians administered by MacPhail Center for Music and a recipient of a 2012 Minnesota Emerging Composers Award from the American Composers Forum.
OBI is: Colleen Bertsch, Liz Draper, Scott Keever, Katrina Mundinger, Natalie Nowytski, and Eric Ray
Event runs 10 a.m. to noon, performances at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
MacPhail Free Family Music Series is a FREE musical open house for children 8 and under! At the event, you can enjoy instrument exploration, arts and crafts and a live performance by a featured guest – with snacks and refreshments!