Bring your family and friends for a free interactive, educational concert! Cliburn Kids on the Road presents “Laugh Out Loud,” a program that finds the funny in whimsical songs. This performance will be presented bilingually in English and Spanish.

This event is presented in partnership with Dallas Public Library.



They say laughter is the best medicine! It releases endorphins and strengthens our resiliency to stress. It increases oxygen intake, making us feel more focused and energized. In a time when kids are under more academic and social pressure than ever before, it’s important to remember to just have FUN! This program introduces kids to witty pieces of classical music and shows how even serious composers let loose once in a while.

Featured works:

BACH, P.D.Q. The Short-Tempered Clavier (VI. E-Flat Major)


HAYDN Symphony No. 94 in G Major (“Surprise”)

HIROMI The Tom and Jerry Show

KIRCHER Gold Coin Variations

POULENC Sonata for Four Hands (I. Prelude)

KABALEVSKY Comedians’ Gallop

ABOUT Adriana Morales, HOST

Adriana Morales grew up in Colombia, where she studied piano from early childhood through high school. A scholarship to Texas Christian University brought her to the United States, where she earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in piano pedagogy (teaching). During her studies, Ms. Morales developed an interest in jazz and joined the Curt Wilson Big Band. She also won the Young Artist Performing Series Competition in her hometown and performed in one of Colombia’s finest concert halls, the Library Hall Luis Angel Arango.

Prized as a pedagogue, Adriana teaches dozens of young pianists at the Coppell Conservatory, where her students frequently take home top prizes in area festivals and competitions. Active in her local community, she is also the music director at Silver Creek United Methodist Church in Azle and served as the vice president of Carrolton Music Teachers Association. Her lecture recitals have highlighted the intersection of language, culture, and music in Texas and abroadtopics have included Music and Language Intertwined, Latin American Art Song, and Viviendo la Música.

ABOUT Dzmitry Ulasiuk, PIANIST

Pianist Dzmitry Ulasiuk was raised in an environment of classical music in Minsk, Belarus. He started professional piano studies at age 16 and performed a solo recital of all Chopin music one year later. While working on his doctorate in Belarus, he was recruited to study at TCU. He then continued his studies at SMU, and finally completed his doctorate degree in piano performance at the University of North Texas. A laureate of 17 international piano competitions, Dr. Ulasiuk has performed worldwide, in both solo recitals and with orchestras. In addition to concertizing, he loves to teach and has a thriving piano studio in Plano.

For his Carnegie debut, a critic wrote, “There are times when a reviewer simply decides to put pencil and paper away and enjoy the music, and this was one of those times” (New York Concert Review). Dr. Ulasiuk received critical acclaim for his first two commercial CDs under the Centaur Records label. He is currently working on a third CD of all French music.

Renner Frankford Public Library
6400 Frankford Rd, Dallas, TX 75252