Fort Worth — The Cliburn announces three new online initiatives to bring its worldwide community together virtually, in a safe and joyful space for us all, no matter age, culture, or physical location: Cliburn Watch Party, Cliburn Kids, and Cliburn Amateur Spotlight (details below). The daily schedule begins tomorrow, Monday, March 30. Weekly schedules will be announced each Sunday.
“Music can offer us all so much during this quarantine,” said Cliburn President and CEO Jacques Marquis. “With these new programs, you can reconnect with great Cliburn Competition performances, learn a few things with your children by listening to Cliburn Kids, and get inspired by the passion of our Cliburn Amateur pianists. Over the years, the Cliburn has broadcast and webcast many hundreds of hours of music. We are happy to connect with you and offer you these great moments of community.”
For our youngest Cliburn friends! Take a break from at-home school studies to have some music fun, as we explore rhythm, storytelling, dance, and listening games. Buddy Bray—Cliburn artistic advisor and co-author of the Cliburn in the Classroom signature in-school program—will lead kids on short (7- to 10-minute), entertaining, and educational journeys, twice a week. (Programs are geared towards elementary-aged children; links to at-home supplemental activities will be provided as available.) Cliburn in the Classroom programs written by Dr. John Feierabend and Buddy Bray.