Joy of Childhood

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Presented by newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble and The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, Kansas City MO

Nov 10
Joy of Childhood

The Joy of Childhood concert Features music inspired by childhood games and the playful use of toy pianos, fittingly performed at the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures.

Arrive early for a “mini” tour of the toy and miniature instruments owned by the museum. Join us for the exuberant program featuring works by Jerome Kitzke, David Smooke, Carl Vine, Jennifer Jolley, and Du Yun.

Jerome Kitzke – “The Animist Child” (1994) for toy piano and voice (one player) (5:30 minutes).
John J. Pearse, toy piano and voice

David Smooke – “Toy with Me” (2009) for two toy pianos (9 minutes)
Charles Dickinson and John J. Pearse, toy pianos

Carl Vine – “String Quartet No. 6:

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Tickets are available in advance or at the door.

Adults: $25 (Tour included with this ticket)

Student: $10

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Additional time info:

Tour of the museum begins at 7:00 and is complimentary with the purchase of a ticket.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

5235 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64112

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Museum parking lot for visitors.


    • Wheelchair Access

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