NEWPORT BEACH – When I hear notes written for a galaxy far, far away, it takes me back to a long time ago. That's what happened to me Saturday morning at the Newport Beach Central Library.
I was there to hear a trio from the Pacific Symphony's string section present a kid-centric concert that highlights music's classical side. Violinists Dana Freeman, MarlaJoy Weisshaar and cellist Laszlo Mezo did their best to grab the attention spans of the group of 3-year-olds and above who were in attendance with their parents. Like most symphonic organizations, the Costa Mesa-based Pacific Symphony does educational outreach in the local communities.
Playing for little ones can be tough on a day where most kids would probably prefer kicking soccer balls, chasing their dog around the yard and consuming sugary cereals. But Freeman, who did most of the talking, and her trio came prepared and enthused.