On Saturday, Jan. 21, the W.T. Clarke High School Music Department will host the fourth annual East Meadow Children’s Concert. The theme for this year’s concert is the folktale “The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes,” by author Ying Chang Compestine, with a component dedicated to the Lunar New Year, which takes place on Sunday, Jan. 22.
“The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes” will be projected on a large screen above the stage, and the audience will be able to read along as the story is narrated. There will be featured performances intertwined into the storytelling by the W.T. Clarke Select Chorale, Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra. Students in grades K-3 and their families are invited to participate in this interactive performance!
At the conclusion of the concert, members of the W.T. Clarke and Woodland Middle School Junior Tri-M Music Honor Society will hold an instrument “petting zoo,” during which students are invited to visit brass, woodwind, percussion and string stations to get more familiar with their instrument choices in fourth grade. There will also be a Lunar New Year craft station as well.