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Musical Explorers Family

Saturday, May 9, 2020 3 PM Zankel Hall
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Michael Daves, Layth Sidiq, and Qian Yi
New York City–based artists perform in a vibrant, highly interactive concert that lets children discover music from around the world that can be found right in their own city. Michael Daves performs bluegrass tunes, Qian Yi presents Chinese folk songs, and Layth Sidiq shares folk music from Iraq.

Free pre-concert activities take place in Zankel Hall one hour before the performance.

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For ages 4–8


L. Steven Taylor, Host
Shanna Lesniak-Whitney, Pre-Concert Show Leader

Michael Daves, Vocals and Guitar
Tony Trischka, Vocals and Banjo
Maddie Witler, Vocals and Mandolin
Alex Hargreaves, Vocals and Fiddle
Larry Cook, Vocals and Bass

Qian Yi, Vocals
Liang Wu, Flutes
Li Sun, Pipa

Layth Sidiq, Vocals and Violin
Hadi Eldebek, Oud
Zafer Tawil, Qanun
John Murchison, Bass
April Centrone, Percussion


DANIEL ELIOT LEVY "Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers Song"

MONROE "Uncle Pen"



GEXIN "Gong Xi, Gong Xi"

TRADITIONAL "Tal’a Min Beit Abouha"

TRADITIONAL "Foag el-Nakhal"

Carnegie Hall Family Concerts are made possible, in part, by endowment gifts from Linda and Earle S. Altman, The Irene Diamond Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., and the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund.

Fund II Foundation

Lead funding for Musical Explorers has been provided by Linda and Earle S. Altman, Fund II Foundation, and Ralph W. and Leona Kern.

Additional lead funding for Musical Explorers has been graciously provided by JJR Foundation and JMCMRJ Sorrell Foundation.


Major funding for Musical Explorers has been provided by The Walt Disney Company.

Additional support has been provided by The Edwin Caplin Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, and KPMG LLP.

Musical Explorers is also made possible, in part, by an endowment gift from The Irene Diamond Fund.

The Weill Music Institute's programs are made available to a nationwide audience, in part, by an endowment grant from the Citi Foundation.

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