Little Train of the Caipira
Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago
1490 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
The morning begins with an open house in the Nichols Concert Hall lobby. Kids can enjoy playing a variety of instruments at the Music Institute Instrument Petting Zoo, parents can talk with faculty and staff, and everyone can enjoy student performances. At 10 a.m., everyone takes a musical journey through the villages in the São Paolo province of Brazil, set to “Little Train of the Caipira” from Bachianas Brasilerias No. 2 by Hector Villa Lobos. James Setapen, conductor-in-residence director of the Music Institute's Academy for gifted pre-college musicians, conducts an orchestra of Music Institute faculty members.
Event Cost: $5
Price Category: $
Event times: 9 a.m. Open house and instrument petting zoo; 10 a.m. Performance of "Little Train of Caipira"
Ages: Recommended for families with kids between ages 4 and 12.
Age recommendation: Preschool