The second annual Family Concert at Riverview Gardens will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Riverview Gardens Community Center.
It is part of Lawrence’s Music for All concert series and is in partnership with Mile of Music.
Sunday’s concert, with music geared toward elementary-aged children, will feature performances by Lawrence’s Fiddle Club and a trombone quartet, as well as other Lawrence Conservatory musicians. Each piece will be introduced before it is performed, providing some context and suggestions for what the audience should listen for, thus creating a more immersive and interactive experience for the listener.
The Mile of Music Education Team, led by Leila Pertl and featuring Lawrence music educators, will be on hand to offer hands-on music-making opportunities before the performances begin.
The Music for All series was founded by associate professors of music Michael Mizrahi and Erin Lesser as part of Lawrence’s well-established partnership with Riverview Gardens, an Appleton nonprofit focused on addressing homelessness and poverty. Mizrahi and Lesser modeled the program off of their work in Decoda, a dynamic musical group that tries to achieve a social impact through their performances.
The Stone Arch Brewpub will provide light refreshments during the reception on Sunday.
Upcoming concerts in this year’s Music for All series include: 5:30 p.m. April 21 and 5:30 p.m. May 18.