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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tiny Tots: Concerts for the Little Ones!

VANCOUVER, BC ĺ─ý The Vancouver Symphonyĺ─˘s Tiny Tots is a 4-concert series for children up to four years of age, focusing on fun and music education for early childhood development. Concerts take place on Fridays at 10:00am, 11:30am, and 1:30pm at the Playhouse Theatre in downtown Vancouver and Saturdays at 10:00am and 11:30am at the Terry Fox Theatre in Port Coquitlam. This series features professional music educators and musicians, Let Your Music Shine with Lisa and Linda, in their own musical presentations for kids.

The Tiny Tots series begins on October 23rd and 24th with Musical Olympics for Tots, a concert of winning melodies and favourite classics. The next concert in the series takes place in December ĺ─ý Holiday Hooray! features the music of Tchaikovskyĺ─˘s Nutcracker and other frosty favourites for children to sing-along with. The Cirque de Classic concert in March presents music by Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart and features magic, movement, and classic miniatures. The final concert of this series, Gallop and Go!, takes place in May and will be a symphonic adventure into farmyard fun.

Lisa Grace Allison and Linda Sebenius, the creators of Let Your Music Shine!, are Redmond-based twin sisters, educators, composers, and performers. They have performed their original musical theatre scores for thousands of Northwest families, as well as releasing multiple award-winning CDĺ─˘s and DVDĺ─˘s. Music Shine Media, LLC is a multi-media production company devoted to developing, producing, and distributing the original products and performances of Let Your Music Shine! with Lisa & Linda.

Check out Let Your Music Shineĺ─˘s new YouTube channel at:

Single concert tickets: Adult $15, Child $7, Children under 6 months by donation
Tickets available online at or by calling VSO customer service at 604.876.3434

TELUS Premier Education Partner

The VSOĺ─˘s Tiny Tots series has been endowed by a generous gift from Mary and Gordon Christopher.


Friday, October 23, 10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, Vancouver Playhouse Theatre
Saturday, October 24, 10am, 11:30am, Terry Fox Theatre
Musical Olympics for Tots
Let Your Music Shine with Lisa & Linda, childrenĺ─˘s entertainers

I can sing, I can play! Winning melodies and favourite classics highlight this GOLD medal show.

Friday, December 11, 10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, Vancouver Playhouse Theatre
Saturday, December 12, 10am, 11:30am, Terry Fox Theatre
Holiday Hooray!
Let Your Music Shine with Lisa & Linda, childrenĺ─˘s entertainers

Featuring the music of Tchaikovsky. Move-along with the Nutcracker and sing-a-long to frosty favourites!

Friday, March 26, 10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, Vancouver Playhouse Theatre
Saturday, March 27, 10am, 11:30am, Terry Fox Theatre
Cirque de Classic
Let Your Music Shine with Lisa & Linda, childrenĺ─˘s entertainers

Let's all go to the 3-ring musical circus! Filled with magic, movement and classic miniatures.

Friday, May 21, 10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, Vancouver Playhouse Theatre
Saturday, May 22, 10am, 11:30am, Terry Fox Theatre
Gallop and Go!
Let Your Music Shine with Lisa & Linda, childrenĺ─˘s entertainers

This symphonic adventure into farmyard fun will have tots bouncing to that barnyard beat.


Let Your Music Shine with Linda and Lisa, childrenĺ─˘s entertainers

Lisa G. Allison and Linda Sebenius, are composers, producers and educators. Their performance duo is committed to presenting the highest quality original, engaging, and age appropriate music education programs and products for young children.

Lisa G. Allison, Artistic Director (M.A. Music Education)
As Artistic Director, Lisa co-ordinates staging, set design, and costuming for live performances. In addition, Lisa is footage coordinator and lead editor for Music Shine Media video productions. When not performing with Let Your Music Shine and editing amazing footage, Lisa is a Voice/Performance Coach and Director of LGMusic Voice Studio and an Elementary Music Specialist for the Lake Washington School District.

Linda Sebenius, Music Director (B.A. Music Theory/Composition)
As Music Director, Linda is the lead orchestrator and arranger for Let Your Music Shine. Whether it is a brass quartet playing Beethoven's Fifth, or a string quartet playing Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Linda makes the magic of classical music come alive for the youngest listener. As a composer, Linda's original works were featured in the 2003 and 2005 New Works/New Hope concerts to benefit Gilda's Club. Linda also scores music for film and won a 1999 Nell Shipman award for the hilarious short film "Pendemonium."

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