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“Baby Got Bach: Wonderful Winds” Concert for Kids & Families Back by Popular Demand

October 6, 2016

With Baby Got Bach: Wonderful Winds, Princeton University Concerts (PUC) presents the first of its two All in the Family series concerts this year, held in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.  An interactive concert specially created for kids ages 3-6, pianist Orli Shaham’s Baby Got Bach program will return to Princeton on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 1pm featuring the internationally celebrated young quintet WindSync, making their Princeton debut. The audience will get to meet all of the instruments in the woodwind quintet, and discover the joy of making music just by breathing. Everyone is invited to stay afterward to meet the performers and their instruments in a woodwind petting zoo!

The music featured on the Baby Got Bach: Wonderful Winds program relays music’s ability to tell stories, inspire dance, and uncover beauty in the everyday, including Aaron Copland's toe-tapping Hoedown, Sergei Prokofiev’s classic musical tale Peter and the Wolf, and timeless music by Johann Sebastian Bach, and more.

Tickets are just $5 kids, $10 adults. Last year’s concert was sold out; families are urged to buy their tickets soon. PUC’s Meet the Music: Albert & Wolfgang concert for older kids ages 6-12, celebrating the legacies of Albert Einstein and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, will take place on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1PM.

The interactive concert series Baby Got Bach was founded by concert pianist Orli Shaham in 2010. As Artistic Director, she draws on both her background as an internationally renowned musician and her experience as the mother of young children. Baby Got Bach's interactive concerts introduce young children to musical instruments, concepts, and the experience of concert-going. The concerts feature hands-on activities followed by performances that encourage audience participation and develop listening skills. The wildly popular series, presented in New York City by the 92nd Street Y, is included in New York Magazine's "Best of New York" list, and has been cited as "magical" and "a terrific family event" in the press, praised in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, New York Magazine, among others. Baby Got Bach made its Princeton University Concerts debut in the spring of 2016.

Host and pianist Orli Shaham, winner of the Gilmore Young Artist Award and the Avery Fisher Career Grant, has established an impressive international reputation as one of today's most gifted pianists. Hailed by critics on four continents, she has performed with nearly all of the major symphony orchestras in North America, as well as some of the most important orchestras in Europe, Asia and Australia including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and many more. Her recital schedule takes her to well-known venues around the world, from Carnegie Hall in New York City to Amsterdam's Concertgebouw. Driven by a passion to bring classical music to new audiences, Ms. Shaham has maintained an active parallel career as a respected broadcaster, music writer and lecturer. Ms. Shaham has taught music literature at Columbia University, and was artist-in-residence on National Public Radio’s Performance Today.

Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as “revolutionary chamber musicians,” WindSync is internationally recognized for dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music. The young, adventurous group plays exclusively from memory, including elements of staging and choreography, and focuses on building a connection with audiences through dynamic concert programming and charismatic stage presence.  Gold Medalist in the National Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and winner of the Concert Artists Guild Victor International Competition, the group received the Sylvia Ann Hewlett Adventurous Artist Prize.  They made their New York City debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and have appeared at the Chautauqua Institution, Washington Performing Arts Society, and the The Schubert Club in St. Paul, Minnesota. Recent performance engagements include the Library of Congress in Washington DC, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center in China, and the Met Museum’s Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, as well as radio broadcasts by New York Public Radio’s McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase and Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media’s Performance Today.

ORLI SHAHAM, piano with WINDSYNC wind ensemble

Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 1PM
WHAT: Baby Got Bach: Wonderful Winds – Classical music for children ages 3-6
WHERE: Princeton University Concerts, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton University
TICKETS: $10 Adults, $5 Children. Tickets are available online at, by phone at 609-258-9220, or in person two hours prior to the concert at the Richardson Auditorium Box Office.
PHOTOS: Please contact Dasha Koltunyuk at or 609-258-6024.

For further information please contact Dasha Koltunyuk at or 609-258-6024

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Dasha (Darya) Koltunyuk
Phone:  609-258-6024