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< The sound of 1860...and 1859 | Main | Violin Hickeys >

Kid-friendly classical space: Koncerthalle I Lego

Posted at 4:18 PM on April 1, 2008 by Fred Child (4 Comments)

I promised more musings on the recording from 1860, but today's special report on Performance Today will bump those musings into tomorrow's blog. If you missed Tuesday's broadcast, listen to the story, first up in our features list on the right side of the page.

Here's the blurb...

How can we attract younger listeners to classical concerts? An innovative new performance space in Copenhagen has created a colorful kid-friendly environment. Join Fred Child for an audio tour of the new Koncerthalle I Lego . 80% of the construction material is oversize ABS plastic blocks, the same material used in Legos. Violinist Hilary Hahn and pianist Lang Lang played at Lego Hall on opening weekend, we'll get their impressions of the look and the acoustics. And we'll hear from Danish children who were there.

Comments ( 4 )

I enjoyed the show today but had a question.
I am interested in the Koncerthalle I Lego and have looked for pictures but have not found any. Do you know of a website that might have these photos?
Thanks, and keep playing the good mucis!

Posted by Jackie | April 1, 2008 8:03 PM

Yes, I'd like more information. My brother-in-law is in Copenhagen right now, and he would like to see it. We're starting to wonder if this is an April Fools Joke?

Posted by Daren | April 1, 2008 9:16 PM

I also searched on the internet for information about 'Koncerthalle I Lego' for quite some time without finding anything at all. Finally it dawned on me that today is April 1st. This must just be a clever April fools day joke. Am I right?

Posted by Ryan | April 1, 2008 11:06 PM

Hi Mr. Child, Is it possible to email you & NOT have it posted?
I spend the winter in Florida & enjoy your program on WLRN. Usually catch it while I drive around. Sad to say we don't have it in Phila. tho we do have WRTI which plays classical music all day & WWFM which is even better but has a short signal. In my 5th floor apartment, I can catch it if I put my portable radio in the dining room with the antenna pointed toward Newark NJ.
Anyway, I just found this web site. Must tell you I was fascinated by your Lego story on April 1. By an amazing coincidence, I caught the follow-up a week later & was convulsed with laughter. You are a danger to drivers: I almost crashed on
Seriously, my avocation after directing nursery school for 25 years was bringing classical music to pre-school children age 2 to 5. i'd love to tell you about my program if you are interested.

Posted by Joyce Gerber | May 9, 2008 7:32 PM

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