Bring Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra to your school!
PBO works with partnering teachers to tailor our entertaining and informative In-School Programs to their students.
There are four programs from which to choose. Vibrant performances on PBO’s period instruments, instrument demonstrations, explanations about the music’s historic context, the musicians’ reflections about careers in music, an ample question and answer period, and terrific audience engagement are hallmarks of these “uniquely PBO” small ensemble presentations! 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, and neighboring schools are encouraged to apply for joint presentations as school policies allow.
Read about our FOUR program offerings for the 2017-18 school year below! To sign up, click on the title of the program that interests you, and fill out the Google Form.
Questions? Email Director of Education Lisa Grodin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017-18 In-School Programs
- Crooks, Tubing, and Sheep Gut
October 4-6, 2017
Students will be treated to the 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. This program is a must-see for school instrumental ensembles! The program will feature two period horns and string bass.
- Melody and The Continuo Team: Jammin’ Baroque Style
November 6, 7, and 9, 2017
A subsection of PBO’s continuo team (gamba, theorbo, and harpsichord) will peel back the many “layers” of harmonic and rhythmic foundation upon which the melody (violin) rides to demonstrate how the team works together. Students will discover that the continuo’s role is very similar to that of the rhythm and bass in rock, jazz, fusion, and electronic music!
- Mixing it up Vocally: SATB and Continuo
January 16 and 19, 2018
This program will feature a lively, dramatic quartet of vocalists representing the soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone sections of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra’s all-star Chorale. Accompanied by a PBO continuo cellist and harpsichordist (in the form of PBO’s renowned Chorale Director Bruce Lamott), the ensemble will perform a variety of popular repertoire from the baroque period and beyond. The audience will learn about “HIP” (historically informed performance) practices and–by singing along with the PBO group–discover the teamwork skills that enable the Chorale and Orchestra to deliver ensemble performance at its best!
- Period Strings and Classical Genius
February 26 to March 2, 2018
Celebrating the creative genius of diverse composers from Europe, Africa, Brazil, and the West Indies, the program will trace some of the historic innovations in ensemble and orchestral music that continue to excite today’s performers and audiences. The program will feature a classical style string quintet (two violins, viola, cello, and bass)-a subsection of the Orchestra’s string section.