A day of music for kids and adults
Music' series continues April 5 with children's events, concert for
adults at Dana-Thomas House
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[March 29, 2014]
SPRINGFIELD — The Dana-Thomas
House State Historic Site is offering a "Made for Music" event with
a twist on April 5. This time, children can make their own musical
instruments in the afternoon, while adults enjoy a foot-stomping
concert in the evening.
The children's events are open to kids in second grade through fifth
grade. For just $1, they'll get a 45-minute workshop on how to make
instruments out of everyday items like pocket combs and milk jugs.
Then they'll get a chance to perform in concert with the
country-jazz band The Viper and His Famous Orchestra.
The children's workshop and concert begin a 1 p.m. at the
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency's offices at 313 S. Sixth St.
The Viper and His Famous Orchestra
perform again later in the day at the Dana-Thomas House. The display
of their unique combination of jazz, country and swing begins at 7
p.m. Tickets are $10.
To reserve spots at either of the day's events, call the
Dana-Thomas House's Sumac Shop at 217-744-3598.
The "Made for Music" concert series takes advantage of the
Dana-Thomas House's brilliant architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright
designed the house with music in mind, creating spaces with
performance balconies and architectural elements that support live
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The Dana-Thomas House was built between 1902 and 1904. It is
perhaps the best-preserved of Wright's Prairie-style homes, with
more than 400 pieces of specially made art glass and original
The house, located at 301 E. Lawrence St. (Fourth and Lawrence)
in Springfield, is operated by the Illinois Historic Preservation
Agency. For more information, visit
[Text from file received from the
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]