The magic of Shakespeare's Tempest comes alive with the music of Sibelius in a vivid retelling for family audiences
The magic of Shakespeare’s Tempest comes alive with the music of Sibelius in a vivid retelling for family audience by special guest artist actor/director Johanna McKay.
UCR Orchestra Children’s Concert: The Tempest
Ruth Charloff, conductor
April 29, Sunday, 3:00 pm
Admission: Free and open to the public
Parking: $5.00 in Lot 6 (No fee with UC permit)
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The University of California, Riverside, Department of Music is pleased to present a concert for children of all ages performed by the UCR Orchestra, conducted by Ruth Charloff. The magic of Shakespeare’s The Tempest comes alive with the music of Sibelius in a vivid retelling for a family audience by special guest artist actor/director Johanna McKay. The concert is free and open to the public and performed in the 500-seat University Theatre.
Special guest artist Johanna McKay is an accomplished actor, director, and playwright, and a teacher of acting and improvisation for both adults and children. Her acting credits include work at Steppenwolf, The Goodman, Dallas Theatre Center, San Jose Repertory Theatre, and the Hollywood Bowl; her film/TV credits include Grey’s Anatomy, Malcolm in the Middle, The Naked Trucker Show, Mr. 3000, The Babe, and The Bernie Mac Show. For sixteen years she has directed at The Idyllwild Arts Summer Program, which has included adapting and directing eleven Shakespeare plays for children’s productions. Ms. McKay also works for P.S. Arts, a non-profit group which integrates the arts into underfunded public schools in Los Angeles and Lawndale.
Ruth Charloff is conductor of the UCR Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, as well as the UCR Chamber Singers. She teaches instrumental and choral conducting, instrumentation, 20th-century music history, and Introduction to Western Music, and at UCR has actively promoted new works as well as interdisciplinary and multicultural performance projects. As a Gluck Fellow of the Arts, she and several players from the UCR Orchestra have brought the educational program “Orchestral Expeditions” to elementary schools in the local area.
This concert is made possible by a generous donation from Dr. Esther Hays.