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In 1910, Maurice Ravel wrote five pieces for two pianos based on the “Mother Goose” stories for the two children of friends. The youngsters must have been gifted, if, at the ages of 6 and 7, they were able to play Ravel’s enchanting score. The following year Ravel orchestrated the piece, and it will be in its orchestral version that it will be played on Saturday evening at Tanglewood.

Kids 4 Harmony's 10th anniversary gala celebration will take place Thursday, June 23, at Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood. The gala kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a catered reception followed at 7 p.m. by performances by 35 K4H students, Grammy Award-winning pianist Emanuel Ax and the Elayne P. Bernstein Ensemble.

Classical music critic Andrew L. Pincus believes Saturday night's Tanglewood performance by Leonidas Kavakos, Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma is better suited for the enclosed Ozawa Hall. 

He writes, "What can you do? These three are admirable musicians, both individually and as an ensemble. On the lawn, where the music is amplified, hearing might have been better. From a seat in the center of the Shed, where amplification is a no-no, all a listener could do was strain his ears and think: next year, next year …"