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School Performance: Around the World in Song, Guy Mendilow Ensemble (KCYS)

This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series, school-day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12.

Everyone becomes part of the act in this musical trip around the globe. Through colorful songs, stories, and games, the Guy Mendilow Ensemble takes students on an exhilarating, interactive adventure. Around the World in Song features joyous numbers filled with colorful characters from the band’s homelands of Israel, Argentina, and the United States. Along the way audiences are introduced to instruments like the munnharpa (jaw harp) and Peruvian cajon (box drum), and special techniques like overtone singing.

“It’s a responsibility—and a privilege—to give our very best to children. Drawing on our experience as music educators, teacher trainers, and parents, we strive to create the most engaging, interactive, and pedagogically sound concerts for young audiences.” —Guy Mendilow

Connects to Illinois Learning Standards in Fine Arts, Social/Emotional Learning, and Social Sciences.

Recommended for grades K-3
Performance length: 60 minutes

Campaign for Young Audiences

  • Phyllis & Kyle Robeson, Lead Sponsors
  • In Memory of Mary Ellen Wonderlin
  • Susan & Michael Haney
  • Gertrude Brokaw McCloy Endowment
  • Dr. Donna Murray Tiedge & Robert Tiedge
  • Anonymous
  • JSM
  • WCIA 3

Youth Series Programming

  • Ann H. Bender Youth Series Endowment
  • Leslie & Gary Mason
  • Brenda & Stephen Pacey
  • Jill & James Quisenberry
  • Prudence & Bernard Spodek
  • The Susan Sargeant McDonald Endowed Fund for Youth Programming (Suzi was the founder/developer of the Krannert Center Youth Series)
  • Anne & David Sharpe in Memory of Charles R. & Valeria Novak Taylor
  • UpClose Marketing & Printing
  • Illinois Arts Council
  • National Endowment for the Arts

Krannert Center thanks our Youth Series sponsors—performances at the Center could not happen without their support. We hope you will consider joining them, to ensure Krannert Center’s vibrancy now and for generations to come. Learn more about supporting the Youth Series »