Little Kid Drums With Philharmonic Orchestra

My friend Lawrence Quilici sent me this link.

Enjoy!

[Frank]

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Little Kid Drums With Philharmonic Orchestra

An adorable 3-year-old boy Lyonya Shilovsky casually being a boss on the drums while playing with Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra. He enthusiastically beats along with a giant smile on his face, completely unaware that: 1. It’s kinda a big deal to be playing with an orchestra, and 2. He’s totally owning it.Watch as the boy stays ecstatic and dedicated for the entire performance. Even when he loses a drum stick at the 1:02 mark, he quickly retrieves it and keeps pounding along as if nothing happened.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4Girrb66lY?rel=0&iv_load_policy=3

42 COMMENTS:

Anonymous said…

oh my god my mouth literately dropped open this is absoloutly phenomeneal

Anonymous said…

kid did good, in the end that guy just manhandled the poor kid…

Anonymous said…

Father’s clapping was distracting. At times it overpowered the drums the son was playing!

Anonymous said…

Father’s clapping was distracting. At times it overpowered the drums the son was playing!

Miss janbo said…

In America we would call this Dad a Helicopter Parent! Why couldn’t he just move back and let his son drum on without the Dad’s feverish clapping and overbearing presence. The son had it together. Let him handle the position that his parents put him into!

Ari said…

Perfect rhythm at at the age of 3! Unreal, THIS KID ROCKS!!!

Unknown said…

I thought he and his father were just great. As a parent of 3 boys I know I have acted just like his father did there. One of mine has his own band in Paris and so I can appreciate the little boy’s father supporting him the way he did. Talented paeople are so very special, don’t you think!

Anonymous said…

Shame on you negative people! This performance was absolutely delightful. The kid is just three. The father’s clapping may have been helping the little guy keep time.

Wallis Leigh said…

This brought tears to my eyes … such raw talent …. such a sweet kid … his Dad was clapping along with the audience , showing appreciation of his son’s talent. As he should … I was filled with pride & he wasn’t my child. May he continue to strive in whatever he chooses to do. God bless & protect him.

Anonymous said…

A Very Talented & Determined Lad Indeed!!EBE/T

Anonymous said…

Speechless!!! I thoroughly enjoyed this! Kid well raised!

Anonymous said…

Shame on the negative comments…. They must be from people without boys/kids or too old to remember the age at which they raised them! Dad did exactly what his boy needed, exactly when he needed it

Anonymous said…

Absolutely amazing performance at this toddler age!
Do not critize just enjoy this incredible protege!

Anonymous said…

It is traditional for the audience to clap along to this piece of music. I would have been surprised if they hadn’t and the father was just clapping with them. The child is one to watch for as his music career moves forward!

DAVID said…

A private gift of a metronome along with a hug would have been appropriate.Little is as available as an antagonizing clapping distraction for other listeners. Maybe shouting FIRE! would be more appropriate.If this hurts, I apologize. It merely mirrors someone clapping or singing loudly in the midst of a performance.Meaning well
DCB

Anonymous said…

From DavidBIG MISTAKE JUST ABOVE, FROM DAVID OR DCB: CORRECTION HERE:IMMEDIATE REACTION ABOVE IS IN RESPONSE TO OTHERS’ NEGATIVE COMMENTS WITHOUT MY HAVING SEEN THE BOY GENIUS PLAY:
.AFTER VIEWING THE BOY PLAYING THE DRUMS:

When Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address, he asked a friend why nobody applauded. Just deafening silence.

FRIEND: They were stunned, just awed.

MYSELF, after hearing and watching the boy: “A Lincolnesque drummer”. Re the Dad: I’m merely admiring and envious. Also, I’ll remember his
name: Lionovsky as I recall. Probably based on lion or leo. WOW !!!

DAVID said…

IMMEDIATE REACTION TO OTHERS’ NEGATIVE COMMENTS:
(WHEN I WROTE THE ABOVE, I THOUGHT THE DAD HAD BEEN IN THE AUDIENCE)AFTER VIEWING THE BOY PLAYING THE DRUMS:When Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address, he asked a friend why nobody applauded. Just deafening silence.FRIEND: They were stunned, just awed.

DAVID, after hearing and watching the boy: “A Lincolnesque drummer”. Re the Dad: I’m merely admiring and envious. Also, I’ll remember his
name: Lionovsky as I recall. Probably based on lion or leo. WOW !!! I THINK IT’S RELATED TO THE
HEBREW “ARYEH”
Play on! You budding artist!

Mazal Tov,
DCB

DAVID said…

IMMEDIATE REACTION TO OTHERS’ NEGATIVE COMMENTS:
MY COMMENTS ABOVE WERE PREMATURE, MERELY RELATED TO NEGATIVE COMMENTS. CORRECTION:AFTER VIEWING THE BOY PLAYING THE DRUMS:When Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address, he asked a friend why nobody applauded. Just deafening silence.FRIEND: They were stunned, just awed.

MYSELF, after hearing and watching the boy play: “A Lincolnesque drummer”. Re the Dad: I’m merely admiring and envious. Also, I’ll remember his name: Lionovsky as I recall. Probably based on lion or leo. WOW !!! Equivalent to ARYEH, hebrew for Lion.

Play on, budding artist!
DCB

Anonymous said…

Not very good.

Anonymous said…

Hope the Dad learns to step back. The young man has an incredible talent and showmanship. I hope he continues to grow with it in a positive way.

Anonymous said…

This kid is “FANTASTIC” he is only 3 years young and has a great ear for rythym!!!! I love this kid!!! God Bless him and may he have a great career in the music business!! He totally ROCKS!! I loved what he was wearing and his hair style!!

Betty said…

This was fantastic. It was an absolute delight listening to him play the drums. I thought his father clapping behind him added to the enjoyment.

Anonymous said…

The mother blocking the view of the camera and audience bothered me more than the father.

nam vet! said…

All the “sourpuss’s”can do their best to down put the young lad’s talent. But it only exposes their lack of real talent and the jealousy felt because of that LACK! And the father has every right to be proud and to also be there. You “sourpuss’s” can go choke on your own bile and suck your little untalented thumbs!!

Anonymous said…

amazing this kid picked his nose dropped one stick and still never missed a beat great to see talented kids

Lyle Chausse said…

Great to see such a supportive parent.He did what he felt was right to support this young man and his talents.Having a parent be there is so important in the first years.
How do you blame him for being caught up in the moment and excitement for his son?Bravo!

Kids – enjoying art, parents participating in the kids explorations of art…what’s the problem?

Relax folks. It’s not a super bowl half time show. it’s a young man with talent and his father is there for him.
the dad is not at the bar.
the dad is not being abusive.

the father is involved in his son’s life.

amazing!

Teach the kid the Black Sabbath Catalogue now. Watch him take off!

LC

Jody said…

As a musician and a computer teacher of K-6th graders, I think this kid is FANTASTIC! To have that much rhythm and stage presence at age 3 truly is amazing!! The fact he was playing with a symphony orchestra just made his performance that much better — even after scratching his nose and dropping his stick. I am in awe of this child!! Keep on playing, little dude!

Glady and Brian said…

This little boy is fantastic, the show was excellent. Hugs from British Columbia Canada!!
Glady and Brian

Anonymous said…

Amazing. That little guy has an incredible talent.As a musician and a parent of a three year old, I’m assuming the dad’s clapping was to help the son keep time when needed (and to show his pride, of course). Three is still very young and having a parent right there is very reassuring for young ones – I think the dad gave him what he needed to feel comfortable and play amazingly well.Incredible.

SagesnifferNV said…

I’m in total agreement with all the positives above,…this toddler, essentially has great talent. I also saw he didn’t want to stop, after his initial solo, father saId,”that was enough, but he made a comment and a face” that he wanted to go on.He’s got a genuine talent and a force that will command his recognition. I look forward to his future.Yes, I was shouting with his gyrations and enthusiasm, and sense of rhythm. Wow!

Anonymous said…

This is a child prodigy. I know this because my father was one, playing with the Chicago Symphony at age 4, and able to play 40 different instruments.

Anonymous said…

What a star! He not only played like a genius, but more importantly, he ENJOYED what he was doing! BRILLIANT!

Anonymous said…

this 3 yr old boy was so talented, and adorable-loved the dew and bowtie! better than rickie ricardo jr and ringo combined. (I actually think the neg. comments are hysterical…really?!? hopefully youre all joking. you’ve obviously never been a parent; and for that I’m sorry)bravo dad, mom and your child prodigy!!!

Anonymous said…

This is such a fabulous video!! What an amazing little kiddo. A little comment to those who are negatively talking about the father’s clapping — this just goes to show that sometimes ignorance makes for foolish statements. I’ve performed in Russia before – and it is absolutely socially acceptable and common for audiences to clap along with orchestras….especially during marches.Great job, kid.

Anonymous said…

The real challenge for that parent it seems to me will be to just let the young man find his own way and not end up with a Terence Fletcher at a Shaffer Conservatory music school. I wonder if Dad has seen WHIPLASH?

Anonymous said…

Just one word FANTASTIC!

Susan said…

Cute little boy, beaming father, a wonderful opportunity to display what may or may not be budding talents. The negative comments are silly and/or ignorant. Both kiddo and daddy behaved exactly as one would expect. A 3-year-old needs someone behind him to make sure he’s OK and doesn’t decide to, e.g., get up and explore (like a puppy). And, yes, the clapping was totally normal for that piece; dad only clapped with the audience.

maisry said…

Amazing sense of rhythm in one so young. He’s a natural! I hope the parents get him some good earplugs right away.

kinnisingh said…

Little drummer boy, now that is great,
wish the young lad all the best

Anonymous said…

You people either have low standards or parents who did not cultivate your skill sets.

Anonymous said…

Susan’s comment was pleasant to read and RIGHT ON! No criticisms are necessary! If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all. The kid has a future!

aragain82 said…

Let us just enjoy the moment and wonder at the skill of the little man.
If he takes it all further in the direction of music well and good. He might end up a Dr or a really good dad and work in a local store! Good luck to him the world needs all sorts.

 

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