Learning

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 Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Poulenc, and Fauré. With Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; Michael Brown, piano. Hosted by Rami Vamos.

February 3, 2015       Flushing Town Hall, Queens
February 4, 2015       Merkin Hall, Manhattan
February 5, 2015       Merkin Hall, Manhattan
February 6, 2015       Flushing Town Hall, Queens

Digging Downbeats
Understanding the pulses that make up rhythm was the first step—now explore how composers such as Beethoven, Bartók, and Mozart use rhythmic forms, and manipulate tempos as building blocks of their works. Featuring the Amphion String Quartet and Sooyun Kim, flute. Hosted by Rami Vamos.

March 16, 2015      Flushing Town Hall, Queens
March 17, 2015      Merkin Hall, Manhattan
March 18, 2015      Merkin Hall, Manhattan
March 20, 2015      Flushing Town Hall, Queens

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).