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Bring Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra to your school!

PBO works with partnering teachers to tailor our entertaining and informative In-School Programs that are relevant to their students. There are four programs from which to choose. Each of the four 45-minute to hour-long programs may be modified for students at any grade level, and are appropriate for large music and cross-disciplinary classes. Scheduling priority will be given to large school assemblies.

In-School Programs offer:

  • Vibrant, historically informed performances with audience engagement
  • Period Instrument demonstrations, highlighting the instruments’ delightful intricacies and quirks
  • Explanations about the music by musicians who live and breathe the specific repertoire featured in each program
  • Appreciation for stylistically diverse music
  • Advice to students about careers in music
  • An ample question and answer period, facilitating memorable interactions between musicians and students

Read about our four program offerings for the 2018-19 school year below and sign up below.

Questions?  Email Director of Education Lisa Grodin at lgrodin@philharmonia.org.


2018-19 In-School Programs

 

NEW: “Period Strings, Musical Extremes” (string quintet)
November 12-16, 2018

PBO musicians “get with the program,” exploring programmatic, representational music that portrays natural disasters, mythical acts of heroism and revenge, composer’s real-life experiences, and hilarious scenes worthy of a modern day sit-com. The presentation features a classical style string quintet (two violins, viola, cello, and bass) and music by composers such as Haydn, Beethoven, Onslow, and Mendelssohn. Students will participate in dramatic musical storytelling and instrument demonstrations, and an ample question and answer period.

Questions? Please email Lisa Grodin at lgrodin@philharmonia.org.

To complete the application form, please click here.


NEW: “Flutes and Pipes, Then and Now” (period flutes and bagpipes)
January 28-31, 2019

Featuring a dynamic duo from PBO, this program will take students on a chronological journey of gorgeous music written for two baroque flutes  by composers such as Hotteterre, Telemann, and WF Bach. There are a few surprises along the route, including side trips to “visit” the sounds of bagpipes, renaissance flute, and the modern flute. Students will be impressed by the variety of sounds and “affects” (moods)  these instruments can create, and they will see first hand just how the instruments evolved over time.

Questions? Please email Lisa Grodin at lgrodin@philharmonia.org.

To complete the application form, please click here.


“Crooks, Slides, and Sheep Gut” (2 horns and string bass)
February 7-8, 2019

Students will be treated to astonishing fanfares, virtuosic displays, and fabulous ensemble playing when this group of early music experts performs tunes that have remained popular for over two centuries. The instrument demonstrations are fascinating, and audiences are equally impressed by the stories behind each of the featured instruments. There is a great deal of audience participation in this program , and without giving too much of the surprise element away, suffice it to say that this  program is a must-see for school instrumental ensembles!

Questions? Please email Lisa Grodin at lgrodin@philharmonia.org.

To complete the application form, please click here.

 

 

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