Family Matinees at Theatre of Youth

The Buffalo Jazz Collective is delighted to partner with Theatre of Youth to present two family matinee concerts. Celebrate jazz with us in a cornerstone of the Buffalo Arts & Cultural community.

 
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The Wizard of Oz and More: The Harold Arlen Songbook

Date: November 5th

Time: 2:00PM

Follow the Yellow Brick Road! Born in Buffalo in 1905, Harold Arlen went on to compose over 400 classic songs, including those for The Wizard of Oz. Tap your heels together three times and join us for an engaging afternoon of singing, moving, and learning. Children will hear Oz favorites like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “If I Only Had a Brain,” and discover classics such as “I’ve Got the World on a String” and “Come Rain or Come Shine.”

 
 

I Got Rhythm: The Music of George Gershwin

Date: April 15th

Time: 2:00pm

From An American in Paris, to Rhapsody in Blue, to Porgy and Bess, George Gershwin is one of the most prolific composers in American history. For this interactive concert, we present some of Gershwin’s most famous songs including, “I Got Rhythm,” “Summertime,” and “Embraceable You.” Children and parents alike are sure to enjoy listening, singing, and moving to some of the greatest American songs ever written.

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Live jazz as a family experience

 

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Our interactive family concerts are a fantastic way for children, parents, grandparents, and guardians to rediscover America's original art form in an engaging and playful way. 

 

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Music is intrinsic in all of us - but especially children! They love listening, singing, and moving. Our jazz performances will help enrich children's natural curiosity and aptitude for music, with a potentially new, and definitely exciting, genre.

 

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All children benefit from musical exploration. Learning and experiencing music taps into language development, spatial intelligence,  emotional intelligence, multidisciplinary exploration, and more. But most importantly, music is a joyful occurrence - especially when done together!