Upcoming A Musical World Tour Workshops at Brooklyn Children's Museum

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 16:02

The Little Orchestra Society inspires and educates children through live music. Our world-renowned music education programs teach families throughout the five boroughs about composing, melody, harmony and other fundamentals, while sparking lifelong love of music.
 
Brooklyn Children’s Museum is hosting The Little Orchestra Society every Thursday in December during the Museum’s free admission hours. All Musical World Tour programs are free and made possible thanks to support from the Tiger Baron Foundation.

Thursday, December 8
Little Orchestra Society’s Musical World Tour: India

3:00pm to 3:45pm, 4:00pm to 4:45pm | Ages 4+  
Explore Indian scales, called Ragas, and create a short piece to be performed on Bansuri, an Indian flute. Learn about the music of minimalist composer Terry Riley, and use his innovative piece In C as a springboard to create an original composition out of small, repeated ideas.

Thursday, December 15
Little Orchestra Society’s Musical World Tour: Ireland

3:00pm to 3:45pm, 4:00pm to 4:45pm | Ages 4+  
Explore Jigs and Reels of Ireland, and create a short piece to be performed on flute. Learn about Gaelic Symphony of Amy Beach, which was premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1895 and was the first symphonic piece written by a woman to be played by an American Orchestra.
 
Thursday, December 22
Little Orchestra Society’s Musical World Tour: Ghana

3:00pm to 3:45pm, 4:00pm to 4:45pm | Ages 4+  
Explore rhythms from Ghana and create a new notation system to perform as an African drumming ensemble. Learn about the influence of West African music in Music for Pieces of Wood by Steve Reich and use drumsticks to create an original, layered piece of music.