FREE FAMILY CONCERT
The Sounds of Song and Dance
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 2 PM
Weld Hall at Hyde Park Branch Library
35 Harvard Avenue, Hyde Park, MA 02136
Free admission, no tickets necessary
and appropriate for all ages!
Sing, swirl, tango, and twirl... Whether you like to find the beat or break into song, music makes your spirits soar! So kick up your heels and join us for an afternoon of classical chamber music inspired by songs and dances from around the world.
Instrument Petting Zoo:
An instrument “Petting Zoo” and demonstration will follow the performance. Children will be able handle and play orchestral instruments as guided by members of Chameleon, and will be encouraged to touch, blow, pluck, bow, and strike.
Musical selections to include:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Divertimento in E-Flat Major, for string trio
Joseph Canteloube, Rustiques for oboe, clarinet & bassoon
David Lang, Anvil Chorus for solo percussion
Karel Husa, Evocations of Slovakia for clarinet, viola & cello
Alfonso Fuentes, Mejunje Del Fagobongo for bassoon & percussion
Bright Sheng, The Stream Flows for solo violin
Mark O’Connor, Emily’s Reel for string trio
Hans Spencer, Urban Pastorale for chamber ensemble & kids – world premiere
About Chameleon's Education Program:
Our programs are designed to actively connect music with
our world, our lives and our emotions, rather than simply
introducing kids to Mozart, Beethoven and the classical historical
context. We challenge them to find something personal in the
music - how it makes them feel - rather than simply tell them
how or when it was written - and connect them to the process
of creating and enjoying music.
The interactive performances include four (one
public and three school) hour-long concerts along with instrument
demonstrations along with a series of in-class workshops for Boston Public School students in grades 3-5.