L2Ork -- World's First Linux Laptop Orchestra ( http://l2ork.music.vt.edu/ ) will be performing a special hands-on experience and concert on April 9th to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Roanoke, VA ( http://disis.music.vt.edu/main/events/110409.html). As a partner with L2Ork for this concert, we are announcing this opportunity to Kids' Tech University students, their siblings, friends, and parents. Imagine an orchestra where performers instead of playing traditional instruments perform using networked laptops, wiimotes, nunchuks, and hemispherical speakers fashioned out of IKEA wooden salad bowls. While this may sound like a truly odd combination, laptop's ability to fulfill many different roles has enabled us to design an entirely new kind of an ensemble as well as to explore novel ways on how to combine Arts, Sciences, and Education at an unbeatable price.
There are 2 showings of L2Ork on April 9th:
1. CHILDREN'S PROGRAM- The 7 pm attendees will listen to a 20-30-minute program featuring Boys & Girls Club laptop orchestra and a few numbers co-performed with L2Ork. The audience will be invited to join us on-stage for a hands-on experience of the laptop orchestra until 7:50 pm.
2. 8 pm CONCERT
Tickets for each showing are $5 for the general public or $3 for VT students (including children) and can be purchased at the at the Squires Box Office 1 hour in advance. You are welcome to make a larger donation if you wish!
WHEN- April 9th, 2011, 2 showings-- 7 pm meet the orchestra, see the instruments and concert; 8 pm concert only
WHERE- Virginia Tech Squires Recital Salon
WHO- All are invited to come; child require adult supervision
COST- Tickets are $5 for the general public or $3 for VT students (including children). All proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Roanoke, VA. You are welcome to make a larger donation if you wish!
All families who may be interested in attending are welcome!