“Robinson is a source of boundless enthusiasm and friendliness” The List (2014) ★★★★
“Amelia Robinson has the inexplicable ability to bring smiles to the faces of both parents and children.
Hopefully soon, she can put one on yours.” Broadway Baby ★★★★
“With such beautiful music as this, it’s easy to feel a part of the Mil’s Trills community whether you’re just around the block or halfway across the world.” Swing Whistle Zing (2015)
ABOUT MIL’S TRILLS
Mil’s Trills is a children’s music project, founded by Amelia Robinson, who invites families to celebrate the community through interactive performances that feature original tunes and a rotating cast of musical guests.
Mil’s Trills has performed at Lincoln Center as part of their Meet the Artist School & Saturday series, BAM, Guggenheim, Symphony Space, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Tribeca Film Festival, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 92Y, JCC, South Street Seaport with Sesame Street’s Gordon and Elmo, the Intrepid Kid’s Week, Brooklyn Public Library, and overseas at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland.
“A merrily chaotic exploration of musical instruments” The List (2012) ★★★★
“Mil’s Trills is the real deal” Swing Whistle Zing
2014 / 2015 Parents’ Choice Award
Top 20 best shows at 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe ~ The List
Notable Mention, Primary Times Children’s Choice Award
Mil’s Trills is recommended by New York Times, Time Out NY, New York Magazine, Brooklyn Parent Magazine, AOL’s Patch, Baby Does NYC, Park Slope Stoop, Mommy Poppins, The Nabe, The Rock Father, A Child Grows, MomTrends & many more.
“Super fantastic music show for kids” Brooklyn Heights Blog
ABOUT AMELIA ROBINSON
Mil’s Trills is the moniker of Brooklyn-born musician, composer, producer, and entrepreneur, Amelia Robinson. Trained in Suzuki for piano and voice, Amelia has appeared at Carnegie Hall with Marvin Hamlisch, St. John the Divine, and on Broadway. As a traveler through Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East, Amelia cultivated a deep appreciation for ethnomusicology and a respect for a little instrument that evokes big smiles – the ukulele.
After working at V2 Records (White Stripes, Moby, Elbow) and Dubway Studios on The Backyardigans and with artists such as Alicia Keys and Cyndi Lauper, Amelia spent two years in London pursuing composition with award winning British composer Michael Nyman and found herself on the forefront of the ukulele resurgence performing at events such as The Ukulele Festival of Great Britain. After writing a student piece supported by the London Symphony Orchestra, Amelia went on to compose and conduct a twenty-minute orchestral exploration through London’s historic East End that enlisted the help of 500 bicycle bell playing participants. The Cycle Symphony received Time Out Critic’s Choice and earned Amelia a spot on BBC Radio 1.
Amelia’s homecoming to Brooklyn in 2010 marked the beginning of Mil’s Trills, a series of live performances for grown-ups with young children. What started as a small meet-up in the park quickly grew into sold-out shows drawing fans all over the world. Mil’s Trills was invited to appear at Lincoln Center’s Meet the Artist Saturday Series and in Scotland with the Pleasance Theatre’s KidZone at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
As an active aunt, community leader, and music educator at the Stephen Gaynor School and Avenues World School, Amelia continues to develop Mil’s Trills to engage young audience, as they tap into their imagination and discover a world of music through improvisation, participation and creative movement.
“Amelia is a ukulele phenomenon” NYC Parks & Recreation
Mil’s Trills is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Mil’s Trills must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas’ only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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