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Ben Clapton

Busy Weekend

March 30, 2007 at 10:54 PM

I'm about to head into my busy weekend.
I have Babies Proms to start off the day. These are a fun series of concerts that are put on by my youth orchestra that are designed to introduce young people to classical music. It's a hugely successful series, and they get sold out quickly.
Thankfully, they're all in the one place, and one after another, so I don't have to rush around at the start.
I'm there from 9am to 2pm. After this, I rush straight so that I can teach one of my students. He missed out on a lesson last week, so I've kinda got to make sure he gets this one.
Then I rush back to where I did the babies proms, as my Uni Orchestra is giving a concert outside and we've got to have a sound check at 5pm. Then I think I've got a bit of time for dinner before the concert.
Sunday isn't so busy, but I've got the babies proms again - this time from 9:30-2pm. Then a bit of time at home before getting up for church for my Palm Sunday serivce. Looking forward to that, since it's been about 3 weeks since I've been able to get to church, thanks to Uni scheduling rehearsals on Sundays.
From Karin Lin
Posted on March 30, 2007 at 10:59 PM
Babies Proms...I love that! What is the age of the target audience? There are lots of "young people's concerts" events here, but they're still geared to ages 7 and older. I wish we had something available for my toddler daughters---I've taken the 4-year-old to community orchestras, but the quality is somewhat lacking.
From Ben Clapton
Posted on April 1, 2007 at 12:25 AM
The Babies proms are geared at kids from about 3 through to about 12. Lots of fun. Check out WA Youth Music - if you contact them they might have some DVD's left over of a recording they did a couple of years ago. But I make no guarantees

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