The popular young American pianist and electronic music composer Evan Shinners held an interactive workshop Musical Play for Children with Igor Jurinić as the narrator last night, Saturday 14 August in the Rector’s Palace atrium. The programme which is supported by the Caboga Stiftung foundation will be on the 72nd Festival schedule for tonight only, in two time slots, at 19.30pm for children ages 4 to 7 and at 9pm for children from 7 to 12 years old. Attendance is free with tickets collected prior to the event at the box office on location.
The youngest Festival audience sought out answers to questions “What is the 'Stuff' of music?”, “Was music invented or discovered?” and “How is sound made?” through a creative and site-interactive workshop led by American pianist and electronic music composer Evan Shinners, an expert on Bach and actor, musician, and on this occasion translator Igor Jurinić. Shinners created sounds, caught them in a box with the help of the children, spoke about the making of music and assisted by Jurinić illustrated how sounds travel and then introduced the life and works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Hosts Evan and Igor easily connected with their young audience who happily participated, showing great interest as well as big smiles – evidence to yet another successful Festival programme for children.