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KVNO Classical Kids!

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Each month, KVNO honors the gift of the arts in our youth by recognizing an outstanding student musician, or “Classical Kid.” A panel of local music educators and KVNO staff members choose a youth whose musical efforts exemplify the value and richness of the arts in a young person’s life.


Nine-year-old Caine Olson is July and August’s Classical Kid. A student at Adams Elementary School in Lincoln, he plays the piano, violin, chimes and he sings and dances as well. Caine loves performing in the Nutcracker Ballet at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln. “I had so much fun being on stage, acting and dancing with the orchestra,” he says. Caine’s other interests include Taekwondo, Cub Scouts and baseball. He prefers the faster music that is played on KVNO.


Kristen Sumrell is KVNO’s Classical Kid for September. A 13-year-old, she plays the piano and oboe and is a singer who attends Trinity  Christian School. Kristen recalls singing on the stage at the Orpheum Theater next to Talise Trevigne and Maureen McKay during Opera Omaha’s production of La Boheme. “I was overwhelmed by the beauty of their voices.” She also loves ballet because of the graceful movements and the opportunity to dance to classical music. Kristen loves listening to KVNO’s Otis Twelve in the morning “because he’s very funny and plays great music”. She enjoys listening to KVNO while doing her afternoon homework because it is very relaxing.


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Classical Kids is sponsored by the Soener Foundation in honor of Mary Belle Soener.
For more information, contact Anne Hellbusch at 559-5866, or by email at ahellbusch@mail.unomaha.edu, or visit www.kvno.org.




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