Kindie music as a genre encompasses just about every musical genre, really. I thought I had heard it all from full-on classical through folk and blues to funk and pop and alternative. The most underserved subset is certainly rock opera. In my years of reviewing children’s music I haven’t yet heard anything quite like Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony.
This is the most recent production of Doctor Noize in which he uses his considerably musical prowess to bring the concert hall to all children. It’s a symphony, it’s a musical, it’s an opera. The characters are dynamic, engaging, and a little silly. Your family will get caught up in the storyline and not even realize they’re learning a little about the history of music, musical genres, orchestral instruments, select composers, and even how the classical syphonic form relates to modern pop music. Listen along and you might learn a little something as well. I especially liked the fluidity with which the musical genres passed the plot between themselves. In Phineas McBoof Crashes the Orchestra no single genre exists as an island unto itself. We do ourselves a disservice when we think of music in a vacuum. Here the different styles are characters in their own right, and they all work together, like the anthropomorphic characters in the story, or like the instruments in an orchestra, to contribute to one beautiful whole.
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