In the video above Hilary Hahn gives a concert for babies on 28 April 2017 in association with the Auditorium of the National Orchestra of Lyon.
‘When I was a brand-new parent, I really wanted to take my baby with me to a grownup classical concert, something that I would normally attend myself. But I couldn’t find any that were geared towards the parents while welcoming babies,' Hahn wrote on her Facebook page. 'So I decided to fill the gap. I started giving mini concerts for other new parents and caretakers of babies up to 8 months, to give them a break in their day, encourage them to share their love for the arts with their babies, and provide a warm experience for everyone to relax into together.
‘I don’t consider these “educational† concerts. They’re for the grownups, just… everyone has to bring a baby in order to get in. Audience members are free to chill out, move around, feed, bounce up and down, sit on the floor, or cry. Anything they’d normally do!'