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Chris Dorman, Sebastiaan West, Alexander Allison & Benjamin Clark at Turrell Day for Children in Shelburne

5 June 2019
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Shelburne Farms Coach Barn

part of the annual Turrell Day for Children

pre-registration required, contact https://vtchildrenstrust.org 

Chris performs and presents in the morning, Sebastiaan, Alexander and Ben perform in the morning and afternoon.

Sebastiaan West, Alexander Allison and Ben Clark are members of the Young Tradition Touring Group that did a successful per- formance tour in metropolitan New York and New Jersey in April 2019. During the tour the group performed in Central Park, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, the New Jer- sey Performing Arts Center, the Van Vleck House and Gardens, and many others. Master classes included sessions with Christian McBride, Regina Carter, Mark Gross, Dana Lyn and others. And the group had chances to interact with others their same age involving Jazz House Kids, Jazz for Teens, the Union City Music Project, the Arts High School and more. The group has toured previously in England, Ireland, Scotland, Cape Breton and Japan, and will be recruiting and auditioning new member during the summer months. For more information visit www.youngtraditionvermont.org

Singer-songwriter and educator, Chris Dorman, writes, records, and performs thoughtful and tender songs that captivate multi- generational audiences. These original songs are written with the most sensitive ears in mind and are the foundation for his music and movement program, Music For Sprouts, as well as a new children’s television show called Mister Chris and Friends, created by Chris and produced by Vermont PBS. Chris lives with his family on their community farm, Bread & Butter Farm, on the town line of Shelburne and South Burlington. Chris emphasizes children’s experience, expression, and management of emotions and the ability to establish positive and rewarding re- lationships with others, while inviting young children to play, explore, and learn.