The LAMusArt Choir performed songs from their upcoming Spring Broadway Concert at the inaugural KUSC Kids Discovery Day on Sunday April 9th, 2017 at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. The day was filled with fun and engaging activities including live performances from LA Opera artists, USC’s Thornton School of Music, the Colburn School, Inner City Youth Orchestra of LA, Heidi Swedberg, and the marvelous LA Chamber Orchestra. The event was a huge success, bringing musicians, music enthusiasts, and arts advocates from all over Los Angeles together to celebrate and enjoy musical performance and education.
In addition to the live performances, there were interactive musical games, a live broadcast featuring KUSC’s Alan Chapman, Brian Lauritzen, and John Van Driel, an instrument petting zoo, an instrument repair showcase, ukulele lessons, arts and crafts, guitar anatomy courses, and the unveiling of Moodles, a brand new app designed by KUSC that enables kids to create, record, and share their own original tunes on a mobile device. Musical entertainment and crafts for the whole family were enjoyed by the LAMusArt community, who were admitted to the entire museum for free and were able to watch the Choir perform in front of the exhibits inside the North American Mammals hall to a full audience. The LAMusArt tuition-free Choir, along with Ensembles Director Austin Chanu and accompanist Brendan White, was the first among many to perform at the museum, reciting five Broadway classics that will be presented at the LAMusArt Spring Broadway Concert at the East LA College Performing Center on Sunday April 30th, 2017 at 3p. Visit www.LAMusArt.org/Broadway for tickets to the show!