Gemini, twin brother musicians Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits, will perform “Good Mischief—A Musical Celebration for Children and the Whole Family,” on Sunday, March 10, at 4 p.m. at the Chelsea First United Methodist Church, 128 Park St.
The 60-minute concert is part of the church’s free Community Concert Series and is geared toward families with children. Also featured will be the church’s Glory and BLAST Children’s Choirs.
Gemini celebrates with their audiences the fun, warmth, and humor of family life during this concert that’s open to all.
Kids and adults love to sing with them during this family-oriented concert that abounds with rousing sing-alongs, hand motion tunes, folk tales, and music from around the world. There are original, sparkling songs about the everyday experiences of childhood and growing up, and the musicians “combine uncannily matched voices with wonderful musicianship on nearly a dozen instruments.”
Gemini has been performing since 1973, and are now playing music for their third—or is it fourth?—generation of young fans and families. From their home base in Ann Arbor, they have performed to enthusiastic audiences at concert halls, festivals, community centers and elementary schools throughout the US and Canada.
In 1997, Gemini added a new facet to their music by performing with symphony orchestras, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Ann Arbor Symphony and the Kansas City Symphony.
Since 1979, they have released numerous recordings for adults and children and have won a number of awards including ones from Parents’ Choice Magazine, the American Library Association, the National Parenting Publications (NAPPA), and the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts.
Gemini has received ASCAP’s “Popular Awards”, a songwriting and recording award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, as well as songwriting grants from the Michigan Council for the Arts.
They have written music for educational TV and films, and have recorded 12 albums of international folk dance music for the High/Scope Educational Foundation.
In 2004, one of their songs was used in the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and most recently, several of their songs were included in a new music education textbook (McGraw-Hill’s Spotlight on Music—Grade 1) which will be used by music teachers around the country.
Gemini’s newest recording, released in April 2010, is “Once Upon a Time… The Storytelling Album,” featuring folk tales from around the world, with musical elements added to each story. This CD also features “Perfect Pitch,” a new story by San, which includes original orchestral music interspersed throughout.
For more information, please contact Kyle Webber, director of music at 475-8119.