Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Cushion Concert for kids aged 2-8 this Sunday


This Sunday, March 16th, take your family on a fun, musical adventure from the Portland Youth Philharmonic! Just hop on the MAX train and bring your little ones and your comfy cushions to this affordable, interactive, 45-minute concert designed for children aged 2-8.  Arrive a half-hour before each performance to experience our “instrument petting zoo” and try instruments in the string family.  Young String Ensemble conducted by Carol Sindell.  You can find more information on Facebook or by checking out the Portland Youth Harmonic Twitter feed. Hope to see you there.


FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO PURCHASE TICKETShttp://portlandyouthphil.org/concerts/index.php

Songs for Children of All Ages

A couple of weeks ago I was followed on Twitter by Lori Henriques and since her bio said she made music I headed over to her website and listened to that music. It was a rough day here in daddy land and the boys were being “powerful” to borrow a term from our previous exchange student. I brought up the music page on the site and started getting lunch ready to the soothing piano and I realized the boys had calmed down and were playing with each other without fighting. I’m not sure if Lori’s music is akin to snake charming for kids but it had a profound effect on all three of us that afternoon. I tweeted about our experience and Lori Henriques responded by sending not just her new album Outside My Door, but also a collection of lullabies called Lullaby Piano. Now we have the CD’s in the car and all of us have been enjoying her music. Primo loves the song “It’s Hard to Wait For Your Birthday” while Segundo is partial to “Enough Is Enough” I think because it has the lyric about goat turds being awkward. I highly recommend Lori’s music even though I can’t guarantee that it will have the same soothing effect on you or your kids as it did to mine.