One of my favorite things about a Jon Schmidt concert is to see how many young people come out. In many instances these are youth who are learning to play the piano or some other musical instrument, and who have been inspired by Jon’s amazing arrangements and by his teaching methods. Jon has a way to relate to young people that makes playing music both fun and cool. And now Steven Sharp Nelson adds to this by making it cool to be a cello player as well.
When a young person hears and falls in love with new music that is uplifting and positive, it’s a great thing. But when we motivate a young person to discover their own musical talents and inspire them to want to perform and/or create such music, it’s an awesome thing! The positive impacts that this can have on their own life and on the lives of those around them are enormous.
As you consider the gifts that you will give this Christmas season, consider a gift that will expose young people to the influence of incredible music while making treasured memories that will last far beyond anything that can be wrapped in paper.
See you at the show!
with cellist Steven Sharp Nelson
Saturday, Nov 26, 2011
Two performances: 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Hillsboro’s Venetian Theater located at 253 E. Main Street in downtown Hillsboro
All seating is general admission. Tickets are $20 each, with a 20% discount when 5 or more are purchased at one time. Click here to purchase tickets online.