Chamber Music Beginnings

Music comes to life in innovative educational programs for students grades 3-5!

Music and culture come to life in this series of entertaining, interactive concerts. Students learn about the elements of music – melody, rhythm, form, artistry, and expression – first hand from our musicians and teaching artists. Students also discover the intimacy of chamber music and the values of cooperation, teamwork, and personal responsibility essential to a successful performance.

Only $5 per student for each concert includes:

  • Concert admission to live, interactive performances featuring world-class professional musicians
  • In-class activities and instruction led by experienced teaching artists in preparation for each concert
  • CDs and teacher guides provided in advance of each performance 

Pondering Pulses
We begin the season-long exploration of rhythm with works of Beethoven, Brahms, Bach, and others. Hosted by Rami Vamos and featuring artists of the Chamber Music Society.

February 3, 2015 11:30am                         Merkin Hall (Manhattan)
February 4, 2015 10:00am or 11:30am        Merkin Hall (Manhattan)
February 5, 2015 10:00am or 11:30am        LeFrak Hall (Queens College)

Digging Downbeats
Understanding the pulses that make up rhythm was the first step—now explore how composers use rhythmic forms, and manipulate tempos as building blocks of their works. Featuring works of Mozart, Beethoven, and Bartók, performed by artists of the Chamber Music Society and hosted by Rami Vamos.

March 17, 2015 11:30am                          Merkin Hall (Manhattan)
March 18, 2015 10:00am or 11:30am         Merkin Hall (Manhattan)
March 19, 2015 10:00am or 11:30am         LeFrak Hall (Queens College)

Classics in Your Classroom
April-May 2015
Performances at your school!
Our teaching artists bring intimate concerts right into your classroom. This will be an opportunity for your students to dig deeper into musical style, ask questions, and interact with our artists.

For more information or to reserve seats call the Education Department at 212-875-5793 or email dbalcom@chambermusicsociety.org.

Click here to download the CMB three-year curriculum (PDF).