All in the Family: The Life and Music of Mendelssohn

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January 15, 2012


92nd Street Y

Upper East Side

Young elementary


Event description: Steven Isserlis couldn't find good books to help teach his young son about the great composers, so he wrote two funny and charming volumes of his own: "Why Beethoven Threw the Stew" and "Why Handel Waggled His Wig." Now, the acclaimed cellist brings his irresistible wit to the stage in a series of hour-long musical portraits. This concert features the music of his distant cousin, who was probably the greatest teenaged composer of all time. Mendelssohn wrote some of his greatest masterpieces, such as his wonderful "Octet for Strings," before he was 17.

Address: 1395 Lexington Avenue
Upper East Side, NY 11201
Phone: 212-415-5500

About 92nd Street Y

Standard hours: Sunday-Thursday: 12pm-8pm; Friday, 12-5pm
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Stroller parking: Yes
Stroller check: No
Bring food: Yes
Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: No

Venue description: 92nd Street Y is a cultural and community center where people all over the world connect through culture, arts, entertainment and conversation. As a proudly Jewish organization, 92Y enthusiastically welcomes and reaches out to people of all ages, races, faiths and backgrounds while embracing Jewish values like learning and self-improvement, the importance of family, the joy of life, and giving back to our wonderfully diverse and growing community, both locally and around the world.

Parking: Paid
Nearest public transportation stop: 86th Street; 4, 5, 6, Q
Play area: Indoor
Party room: Yes

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