June 25, 2020
Perfect Square, written by Minnesota author Michael Hall, is a story of resilience and creativity. In 2014, when FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra commissioned composer and Minnesota Orchestra trumpeter Charles Lazarus to write a new piece for Kinder Konzerts™, he chose this story. It was transformed again in 2018 when the story and music became an animated video.
For over 40 years, the FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra’s Kinder Konzerts™ program has been welcoming preschool children to Orchestra Hall to take part in a Kinder Konzerts experience. During their visit the children hear a narrated piece of music, based on a children's book, performed live by an ensemble of musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra. Promoting literacy development and music learning, the program reaches thousands of children every year.