Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings to Give Music Workshop for Kids in Riverside, Calif.
photo by Jacob Blickenstaff
This is a great opportunity for IE music students. Read below for details from the press release...
Grammy Award winner Gabriel Roth was
raised in Riverside, and has returned to his hometown, after nearly two decades
in New York, to raise his family.
is concerned about the financial limitations of arts education in the schools
and wants to encourage others in the music and recording industries to join him
in offering educational enrichment to students of all ages.
He and his fellow band members, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, will
perform at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium (RMA) on November 6, 2015, and
will present a 90-minute music workshop at 3:30 pm that afternoon, prior to the
show. The workshop is free, and the tour is also offering 300 tickets to the
evening show at a greatly-reduced rate of $15, an offer that is limited to workshop
participants and their parents.
Roth is aware that some kids won’t
know the band, so he is happy to talk about other musicians with whom the band
has worked and even -- with some reluctance and humility -- his Grammy awards.
“Some kids may not know us yet,”
said Roth, “but they know names like Jay-Z and Amy Winehouse, and they know
what a Grammy statuette looks like.”
The Fox Riverside Theater Foundation
has accepted the role of outreach coordinator for the event, and aims to bring
in kids, 2nd – 12th grade, from all over the region.The Foundation works with a network of
schools and non-profit organizations to distribute outreach tickets through its
Students at Broadway program, which provides
tickets for youth to attend shows during the Fox Performing Arts Center’s
Broadway season.The Foundation staff
and board members are excited to partner with the band.
“This program is an example of our outreach
mission,” said Executive Director Cynthia Wright.“For some of these students, it is the first
opportunity to get up close and personal with specific musical instruments; for
others, it is an opportunity to add fuel to the fire of their passion for music
and to hear advice from successful professionals.”
For more information or to arrange
for your group to attend, contact the Fox Riverside Theater Foundation at
951.826.5769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.