On November 20, 2011, members of Alcyon Chamber Ensemble will present a concert and instrument demonstration at Acton’s Discovery Museum to celebrate the new on-going exhibit “The Science of Sound”. Alcyon Chamber Ensemble musicians Shufang Du, violin and Shannon Snapp, cello, present a program for children and families designed to introduce members of the string family. Emphasizing the science of tone production and the art of performance, instruments are examined with regard to similarities and differences. The program is highly interactive and includes demonstrations and questions and answers, followed by a concert of music by Western music’s genius composer, JS Bach. Bach’s music is simple enough to be enjoyed by young children and sophisticated enough to engage accompanying siblings and adults.
This event is scheduled to start on November 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm. The Discovery Museum is conveniently located near the intersection of Routes 2 and 27. Map and directions to the Acton Discovery Museum can be found here.
Alcyon Chamber Ensemble, Inc. is a multi-faceted organization of professional musicians presenting live concerts and educational opportunities for children and adults. Alcyon Chamber Music Institute (ACMI), located at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Westford, MA offers private lessons and chamber music coaching to instrumentalists, incuding pianists. ACMI partners with the Nashoba Youth Orchestra (NYO) to offer a full range of musical training.