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Kids Fare Series Concerts Continue Through Spring 2007

January 17, 2007 | by Judy Moore

EVANSTON, Ill. --- The Northwestern University School of Music's annual Kids Fare series continues its lineup of hour-long children's and family-oriented concerts. These fun, kid-friendly programs geared for children aged 3 to 8 are performed and conducted by Northwestern University students, faculty members and guest artists.

The 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning concerts on Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 31 and May 5 will be held at Pick-Staiger Concert, 50 Arts Circle Drive, on the University's Evanston campus.

The first Kids Fare concert of 2007 on Jan. 20, “Music in Motion,” will feature Chicago's Jump Rhythm Jazz Project. Known for their agility and energy, the dancers of Jump Rhythm Jazz Project will captivate young audiences with their expressive feet and creative jazz dance routines. 

The Feb. 17 Kids Fare program, “Let's Go Into the Woods,” will feature songs from Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's popular Broadway musical “Into the Woods.” Student cast members from the 2007 “Dolphin Show,” a 65-year tradition at Northwestern, will present an entertaining and clever reworking of the classic fairy tales “Cinderella,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Rapunzel” and “Little Red Riding Hood” that are featured in the show.

This Spring's March 31 Kids Fare, “A Sing Thing for Spring,” will present a kaleidoscope of singing styles that will have young vocal chords buzzing. Audience members will have the opportunity to tra-la-la and do-re-mi as they discover their “inner diva.”

The 2006-07 Kids Fare series will conclude May 5 with the “Invasion of the Tubas and Trombones” program when nimble tubists and trombonists take the stage.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Pick-Staiger Ticket Office at (847) 467-4000 or visit the Pick-Staiger Web site at <www.pickstaiger.com>.

Ticket prices for each concert are $5 for the general public, $4 for senior citizens and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $3 for full-time students and children. 

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