Baby Got Bach is the brainchild of the pianist Orli Shaham. She draws on both her background as an internationally renowned musician and her experience as the mother of 5-year-old twins.
Baby Got Bach events feature Shaham along with a rotating roster of world-class musicians. Also participating are members of Ensemble ACJW, a group of young professional musicians who are graduates of The Academy, a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute. Performances at the 92Y include faculty of the 92Y School of Music.
Each Baby Got Bach event begins with active participation - BackStage Up Front - where kids have a chance to play with real musical instruments, conduct sound experiments, and build their own instruments. The fun continues with a Jam Session, where kids play along with percussion instruments. Then, it is on to the stage to enjoy the MainStage Concert - a listening tour of great live chamber music, featuring Shaham and her friends.