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Family Concert & Ice Cream Celebration

  • Burr & Burton Academy - Riley Center 143 Seminary Ave Manchester, VT, 05255 United States (map)

Sponsored by the James H. and Irene Hunter Charitable Trust
Additional funding from the The Kenneth L. Robbins Educational Outreach Fund

Ice cream generously donated by WH Shaw Insurance Company


School age children and their families are invited to join Manchester Music Festival for a special performance featuring Pius Cheung, a marimbist, and select musicians from our Young Artists program.

Works for solo marimba and string chamber music selections. This performance will provide an interactive experience for the attending children to be involved with the percussion performance, as guided by master performer Pius Cheung. MMF Artistic Director Adam Neiman will provide commentary about the musical selections, and this performance will be educational in nature.

This concert will be followed by an ice-cream social.

This is a free event.



Featuring Performers from the 2018 MMF Young Artists Program

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74
III. Presto; Più presto quasi prestissimo

Teresa Wang & Isabella Egawa, violins | Lukas Shrout, viola | Rajan Kapoor, cello

Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904) Miniatures for 2 Violins & Viola, Op. 75a
I. Cavatina: Moderato
II. Capriccio: Poco allegro

Becca Kasdan & Ladusa Chang-Ou, violins | David Montreuil, viola

Sergei Prokofieff (1891-1953) Sonata in C Major for 2 Violins, Op. 56
II. Allegro

Ladusa Chang-Ou & Maïthéna Girault, violins


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) String Sextet in D minor, Op. 70 - Souvenir de Florence
III. Allegro moderato

Maïthéna Girault & Ladusa Chang-Ou, violins | Hsuan-Min Chang & Lukas Shrout, violas | Michael Newman & Rajan Kapoor, cellos

Featuring Percussionist Pius Cheung

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum, from Children's Corner for Solo Marimba

Harold Arlen (1905-1986) Somewhere Over the Rainbow for Solo Marimba

J. S. Bach (1685-1750) Cello Suite No. 1 in g Major, BWV 1007 for Solo Marimba

Pius Cheung (1982- ) Nian 3 for Solo Bass Drum
Improvisation on Found Objects
Special Interactive Group Playing Session








Earlier Event: July 28
Masterclass - Piano
Later Event: July 28
A Night at The Opera