"I'm not going to play six Beethoven sonatas and expect kids to sit there and enjoy them," he said.
What he does expect is that the festival will build an appreciation for fine music in people of all ages.
"The sort of overall hope is that there'll be a relatively friendly and not taxing introduction to classical music," he said.
All three festival events take place in the UAlbany Rectial Hall. Tickets for the Thursday and Sunday concerts are each $8 for the public and $4 for seniors, students and UAlbany faculty-staff. Tickets may be purchased through the Performing Arts Center Box Office. Admission to the ballet on Saturday is free.
For information, contact the box office at 442-3997 or visit the Performing Arts Center Web site at www.albany.edu/pac.""