CSO Performs PopTots At Creative Discovery Museum Dec. 14

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Participants can bring a blanket and venture to Creative Discovery Museum for a sit-down, cozy afternoon of live music as the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera and Creative Discovery Museum team up to present the PopTots Blanket show. The CSO’s quintet group will perform multiple holiday blanket shows on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 12-2 p.m. 

PopTots is a series that uses musical performance and instruction to help toddlers develop cognitive and fine motor skills. The program will be presented in the Museum’s Auditorium.

Blanket Show performances will rotate in three 15-minute shows. Children will have a chance to play instruments with the musicians for one song during the performance. During the breaks, musicians will talk with guests and offer the opportunity for guests to touch and play different instruments while learning how they work. 

“Music is a strong learning tool in early childhood development. It’s great for kids to experience music by getting their hands on instruments and playing for themselves,” said Liza Blair, arts manager for Creative Discovery Museum." "This is a unique opportunity to be up-close to the musicians for this informal, blanket performance.”

Participation in PopTots is included with Museum admission. Pre-registration is not required. This program is part of Creative Discovery Museum’s ArtsLive! program, a year-round program connecting kids with visual and performing artists. Monthly performances and demonstrations by professional artists gives children the opportunity to experience art first hand, talk with the artist and try art for themselves. ArtsLive! is funded through Arts Build and Tennessee Arts Commission. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information. 

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