Thursday lunchtime saw what seems to be becoming a March break tradition; an interactive concert with soprano/edutainer Kyra Millan and her pianist accomplice Christina Faye. This year she was backed up by Danielle MacMillan, Owen McCausland and Timothy Cheung.
Kyra’s show is really edutainment for kids and it’s very effective. There’s lots of good material aimed at explaining singing and making it seem normal, unintimidating and fun and it works. It is fun. It definitely helped that besides Kyra’s high energy and very high coloratura soprano the audience got to listen to the darker tones of Danielle (singing Voi che sapete) and to Owen on terrific form with Quanto è bella as well as Danielle joining Kyra for the duet from Lakmé. We got the spoofed version of the surtitle version of Der Hölle Rache again (of course).
Main thing, the kids, and the adults had a good time and maybe learned something. It certainly made a welcome break in a killer work week.
Photo credits – Tim Flynn.