November 8, 2019
Announcing Orli Shaham's Bach Yard interactive concerts Spring season

Orli Shaham's Bach Yard – formerly Baby Got Bach – is proud to announce its Spring 2020 Season!

Orli Shaham’s Bach Yard performs new interactive concerts in association with Ensemble Connect

Performances on February 23 and April 26 at Merkin Hall in New York City and on March 14 at Princeton University

“I LOVED that you really taught the kids stuff. My child was TOTALLY ENTHRALLED. So smart. Well done!!” - parent testimonial
Orli Shaham’s interactive concert series for kids, Baby Got Bach has a new name - Orli Shaham's Bach Yard – and an expanded program. Bach Yard combines live ensemble performances with storytelling, costumed musicians, and a host of activities in which children can take part. The interactive concerts introduce musical concepts, instruments and the experience of concert-going to children age pre-Kindergarten to early elementary.
The concert pianist Orli Shaham performs with orchestras and in recitals around the world. As the interactive concert series for children that she founded developed and grew, it became clear that a new name was in order. “Since our live concert series is aimed toward pre-kindergarten through early elementary age children, we decided that the name “Bach Yard” was much more descriptive and appropriate,” said Ms. Shaham. Thus, Orli Shaham’s Bach Yard (“OSBY” for short) was born. 
Orli Shaham's Bach Yard: Spring 2020 Season
Sunday, February 23, 2020, 10:30 am: Winter Winds at Merkin Hall - presented by Kaufman Music Center, in association with Ensemble Connect
New York, NY
Saturday, March 14, 1:00 pm: Welcome the Winds! At Princeton University Concerts, in association with Ensemble Connect
Princeton, NJ
Sunday, April 26, 10:30 pm: Spring Strings at Merkin Hall - presented by Kaufman Music Center, in association with Ensemble Connect
New York, NY
Orli Shaham’s Bach Yard is excited to present new interactive concerts in association with Ensemble Connect, the fellowship program created by Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. This ensemble is made up of the finest young professional classical musicians who combine musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Read more about Ensemble Connect at this link.
“We are beyond thrilled to be collaborating with Ensemble Connect,” said Orli Shaham. “I have worked with these fine musicians for a number of years in various capacities, and I have found them to be the most engaging and talented performing artists around.”
The internationally renowned concert pianist and mother of twin boys, Orli Shaham launched Baby Got Bach in 2010, bringing live interactive concerts to thousands of young children and their parents. Now with an expanded age range, a new location for performances at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, and educational and community outreach, Orli Shaham’s Bach Yard will introduce many more young ears to live classical music.
Bach Yard's Artistic Director and founder, Orli Shaham leads a dual life as both internationally renowned pianist and parent of twin boys. A consummate musician recognized for her grace, subtlety and brilliance, Ms. Shaham has established an impressive international reputation as one of today’s most gifted pianists. Hailed by critics on four continents, Ms. Shaham is in demand for her prodigious skills and admired for her interpretations of both standard and modern repertoire. The New York Times called her a "brilliant pianist," and London's Guardian said Ms. Shaham's playing at the Proms was "perfection."
Inspired by her own children’s experience with music, Orli Shaham founded Bach Yard in 2010, creating an interactive concert series geared toward children in pre-Kindergarten through early elementary. The concert programs provide hands-on activities with musical instruments, concepts and concert performances that promote good listening skills, and feature chamber music performances by professional musicians with Ms. Shaham as host and pianist.
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