In-School Programs

Bring Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra to your school!
(Grades 6 and up)

Small ensembles from the Orchestra travel to Bay Area schools, presenting concert-demonstrations for classes and large assemblies. Students will experience the sound of period instruments, learn about the history behind the music, and interact with Philharmonia’s musicians. In collaboration with teachers, the performers may modify presentation and content to suit the age and developmental level of the student audience. In-School programs are suitable for music classes and many other academic or arts based classes.

In each In-School Program presentation:

  • The music is given historical context, providing a look into the composers’ lives, careers and the times in which they worked. The performers demonstrate how historic scholarship enlivens the performance.
  • The performers share the distinctive sounds of authentic, historical instruments – and also explain how the instruments have evolved over time.
  • The performers describe their own personal journeys as artists and early music specialists, inspiring young audiences to continue their involvement with music.

It is highly recommended that multiple music classes, student performing groups, history and other cross-disciplinary classes be included in the presentation. Neighboring schools are also encouraged to join together for assemblies as school policies allow. In-school Program requests do not necessarily need to originate from a school’s music department but a host school and primary contact person should be designated.

Read about our FOUR program offerings for the 2015-16 school year below!


Edna Brewer Middle School 8th grade student Marielle Allen is interested to a period baroque flute during an In-School Program in 2014. From left to right: RJ Kelley, horn, Eric Hoeprich, clarinet, Danny Bond, bassoon, and Marielle Allen, flute.

Edna Brewer Middle School 8th grade student Marielle Allen is interested to a period baroque flute during an In-School Program in 2014. From left to right: RJ Kelley, horn, Eric Hoeprich, clarinet, Danny Bond, bassoon, and Marielle Allen, flute.

2015-16 In-School Programs

Select below for additional information and to apply:

Period Instruments Play Historic Pop!
(Nov. 16-20, 2015)

Jammin’ Baroque Style: Melody and the Continuo Team
(Jan. 19-22, 2016)

The Three Cellists: Leaders and Followers
(Feb. 3-5, 2016)

Period Strings and Classical Genius
(Apr. 18-22, 2016)

 


Here are some comments we’ve received about the In-School Program visits:

IMG_6171 (bows)“This was an amazing way to put to practice the concepts we have been learning. It was also fantastic to ‘see’ the music rather than just listening to it.” -Jane

“… I’m a brass player and I learned so much about strings and how to play better in a group.” -J. Tayo

“Ideas expressed extremely clearly. Very charismatic group!” -Dominique

 

Contact Us

To learn more about In-School Programs or to discuss a custom-designed program, please contact Lisa Grodin, Director of Education at lgrodin@philharmonia.com.