Timbalooloo Family Concert: Finding Friends Far From Home

a part of the Free Young & Fun Series

Award-winning clarinetist Oran Etkin and his friend Clara Net (his clarinet) travel the world to make new instrument friends.

Evoking a tale of friendship and understanding, the instruments speak to each other through music and open a window for audiences to soulfully and respectfully experience other cultures.

Oran Etkin is a critically acclaimed clarinetist and composer who can be heard on major concert stages throughout the world and numerous recordings including a recent Grammy Award Winning compilation. Yet Etkin feels equally at home surrounded by a gaggle of spellbound children, presenting a riveting story about Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente or his musical travels in Indonesia. Etkin created the Timbalooloo Method of teaching to young children, taking inspiration from how they learn languages so fluently and intuitively at this early age.  He hand selected and trained a core group of teachers who conduct Timbalooloo group classes in homes and schools throughout New York.  Harvey Keitel, who enrolled his son in Timbalooloo classes for 3 years said “Our son was talking about Herbie Hancock, Mozart, Samba and African music – and he knew the difference!”

Part of the Timbalooloo concept is that all the instruments come to life and talk through their music so that the children conceive of making music as the magical act of making their instrument come to life.

About Timbalooloo

Timbalooloo seeks to uplift communities by exposing children and families to the richness of global culture in New York and beyond. We seek to empower a new generation to become fluent in the language of music through a unique approach inspired by the way children learn languages fluently. Instruments come to life and speak through their music and children create music by making their instrument talk. We center our practice around respect for the child and their self-expression, celebration of diverse traditions and an inspiration to create new music.

Wednesday 7/20/2022
At Door: FREE
Featured Sponsor: Dr. David Balestrini & Lake Placid Family Dental

The Young and Fun Series is generously sponsored by Dr. David Balestrini at Lake Placid Family Dental. Dr. Balestrini and his team believe in supporting their community and have been enriching the lives of their neighbors since 1998.

Eagle Island Camp

Thank you to Eagle Island Camp for sponsoring the 2022 Young & Fun Series.

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Lake Placid Center for the Arts

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round performing and visual Arts Facility.  Located in the Adirondack Park of Northern New York, the LPCA consistently presents arts of the highest caliber in music, dance and theatre performances, film exhibitions and visual arts presentations. 

In addition, the Arts Center provides special arts-in education programs, workshops and residencies for aspiring and renowned artists.

The Arts Center is the home of the Lake Placid School of Ballet, LPCA Children's Theatre, Community Theatre Players, as well as the Summer home of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta.

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