On Sunday, April 8, 2018, the many angelic voices of the LAMusArt Choir resounded through the North American Mammal Hall at the LA County Natural History Museum at KUSC’s second annual Kids Discovery Day. The LAMusArt Choir, conducted by Ensembles Director Austin Chanu, opened the live performance showcase with pieces that will be featured at the upcoming Hollywood Spring Concert.
On this special day presented by KUSC and the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, kids under 18 were admitted into the museum for free to experience family-friendly activities including the LA Philharmonic Affiliates instrument petting zoo, arts and crafts with LA Opera and LAMusArt, and a musical puppet show in the historic rotunda. Guests were also encouraged to enjoy live performances featuring ensembles from the LA Opera, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Ensemble, the USC Thornton School, the Colburn School, YOLA at HOLA Chamber Brass, A Place Called Home, the Street Symphony Mariachi Ensemble and of course, the Los Angeles Music and Art School.
Many of our students and their families enjoyed exploring the exciting exhibits on display, including the LAMusArt crafts table where they could try their hand at etching on customizable animal masks. Artists young and old stopped to exercise their visual art and design skills.
“Discovery Day is one of our favorite Spring events. There is so much to see and do, and it gives the kids a chance to perform and to be exposed to other creative avenues,” said Executive Director, Manuel Prieto.
In addition to creative activities and performances, KUSC (the largest and most listened to public radio and non-profit classical music station in the United States) broadcasted live with hosts Brian Lauritzen, John Van Driel, and Duff Murphy from inside the museum.
“I’m really proud of this group of vocalists. It’s always interesting to see how they perform in a public setting versus in rehearsal and I think we are ready for this concert!” said conductor Austin Chanu.
For tickets to see our Choir perform at the Hollywood Spring Concert, click here.