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ClefWorks Ignited! Prepares Area Kids for Fireworks

February 11, 2011

Montgomery, AL — ClefWorks, an innovative Montgomery chamber music organization, is preparing some lucky local children for fireworks in February with musical outreach programs leading up to ClefWorks Ignited!, its 2011 Festival, featuring Fireworks Ensemble.

On Tuesday, area musicians including Laura Usiskin, current Cello Fellow from the Montgomery Symphony, began teaching school children at Flowers Elementary and at four local YMCA Goodtimes Center music concepts that would prepare the kids for their own special Fireworks concerts. More classes at local Goodtimes Centers are scheduled for the remainder of this week and the first of next.

Then, on March 1, the eight member Fireworks Ensemble, hailing from New York City, will perform a shortened version of its Dance Mix concert – once at Flowers Elementary and then again at the YMCA Goodtimes Center. The outreach and special concerts are made possible through funding from an Alabama “Support the Arts” License Plate Grant.

Families can enjoy the full “Dance Mix” concert together on February 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the RSA Activity Center. The concert promises festive fun as Fireworks frolics, waltzes, swings and rocks through 700 years of music from around the world, including contemporary favorites like blues standard “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” and disco sensation “Stayin’ Alive.”

To turn up the volume on this event’s entertainment factor, guests are invited to join the party and come dressed as movers and groovers from any era. Anything from Renaissance garb to go-go boots is fair game. (Costumes are encouraged, but not required.)

For more information about other Festival Week activities, including a Free Concert in the Hampstead Community this Sunday, visit www.clefworks.org or call 334-546-2529.