Novack Concert for Kids: At the Foot of Winter's Mountain a musical tale with pianist Audrey Vardanega and shadow puppets, at CIA at Copia

Doors open at 10:30 am

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Thelma Schnitzer

Pianist Audrey Vardanega takes the stage for this stop-animated puppet show and musical performance combining story, music, and natural sounds. Vardanega performs pieces from Tales of the Boatman, an exciting series created by multi-instrumentalist, storyteller, and shadow puppeteer Chris Rippey that tackles themes of myth, magic, music, and nature. 


Novack Concerts for Kids are designed for families and children. Adults may only attend if they are accompanied by a child. For more information or group reservations, please contact our box office.


Audrey Vardanega
Audrey Vardanega

Praised as a “musically eloquent” player (San Francisco Classical Voice) with a “bewitching musical presence” (The Piedmont Post), Audrey Vardanega has performed as a solo and collaborative pianist across Europe, China, and the United States. She is the founder and artistic director of Musaics of the Bay, a nonprofit chamber music series dedicated to music mentorship in the Bay Area. 



CIA at Copia

Located in the Oxbow District, the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia offers an array of enticing culinary experiences delivered by CIA chefs and experts, including hands-on cooking and beverage classes; lively public events and art exhibits; a signature garden-to-table restaurant; an exclusive 3D interactive dining experience; and The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum.

CIA at Copia