Uncle Gerry Performs Two Family Concerts in Marin This Weekend
On Friday, August 15 and Sunday, August 17, Sing-Dance-Play and Music Together of Marin will host concerts for young children and their families featuring recording artist "Uncle" Gerry Dignan, whose music is featured on the CDs given to children who take Music Together classes. Friday's show takes place at 4 pm at San Rafael Community Center, 618 B Street, and Sunday's performance takes place at 4 pm at the Homestead Valley Community Center, 315 Montford Avenue in Mill Valley.
Admission is on a sliding scale of $5–$10 per person or $20 per family. The concert is suitable for families with children from birth to 8 years old.
The concerts will also feature Music Together of Marin and Sing-Dance-Play staff and teachers singing favorite Music Together songs. Both concerts benefit Bread & Roses, the Marin nonprofit organization dedicated to uplifting the human spirit by providing free, live, quality entertainment to people who live in institutions or are otherwise isolated from society. Bread & Roses produces almost 600 shows a year for children, adults, and elders in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In addition to recording for Music Together, Gerry has worked and recorded with Grammy-nominated cellist David Darling and has contributed to the work of Music for People, an organization dedicated to self-expression through improvisational music. Gerry was also a seven-year member of the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Chorus and traveled with the chorus and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to perform at the Konzerthaus in Berlin, Germany, as well as Carnegie Hall in New York.
Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music and movement curriculum for children between birth and grade two and the adults who love them. Originally offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement.
Music Together classes are held in more than 2,000 communities around the world and throughout the Bay Area. For more information on the upcoming concerts and classes in Marin County, visit marinmusictogether.com.
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