Accordion player Ernest Sau will be at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge for this weekend’s Baby Got Bach performance on February 6th from 11am – 12:30pm. In this monthly series, kids play real instruments during pre-concert activities. Ernest will be playing and demonstrating the accordion and showing parents and children the opportunity to try and play this instrument. Other performers on this weekend’s program include Baby Got Bach’s Artistic Director and pianist, Orli Shaham, violinist Nurit Pacht, horn player Alma Liebrecht and the premiere of “Sneaky March” by composer Steven Mackey. In addition to Mackey’s premiere, music old and new and instruments familiar and unfamiliar will be played.
Babt Got Bach’s program is aimed toward 3 to 6 year-olds, but all ages are welcome. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase, and Baby Got Bach’s 11 am – 12:30 pm time on Sundays is designed to work around family naptime schedules. Tickets prices for the February 6th performances are $10 for children, $20 for adults, and $40 for family (up to 2 children & 2 adults), and can be purchased through (Le) Poisson Rouge at www.lepoissonrouge.com or (212) 505-FISH (212) 505-3474. Tickets are also available at the door, subject to availability. LPR is located at 158 Bleeker Street, between Thompson and Sullivan Streets in Greenwich Village.
For information about concerts, organization, special guests, activities visit www.babygotbach.org
About the Accordion: The accordion is a box-shaped musical instrument sometimes referred to as a “squeezebox.” The accordion is played by pushing or opening a bellows while pressing buttons or keys, causing valves to open. This allows air to flow across strips of brass or steel that vibrate to produce sound inside the body of the accordion. The instrument is sometimes considered a one-man-band as it needs no accompanying instrument.