A Musical World Tour in March!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:27

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. This series, A Musical World Tour, takes place at Brooklyn Children's Museum flagship location in Crown Heights, as well as its new SPARK location in Brooklyn Bridge Park. These programs will excite and engage children, parents and caregivers by building on Brooklyn's diversity to connect to music of the world.   Through music-making, stories, videos, and activities, children will develop a deeper understanding of each selected community and its influences and contributions to the melting pot that is New York City.
 
All Musical World Tour programs are during the Museum's free admission hours and are made possible thanks to support from the Tiger Baron Foundation.

Thursday, March 2
Little Orchestra Society’s Musical World Tour: Ghana
SPARK by Brooklyn Children's Museum, 1 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

2:45pm to 3:30pm, 4:00pm to 4:45pm | Ages 4+  
LOS and kids will visit Ghana in honor of their Independence Day! Come play "Kye Kye Kule" and other singing games from Ghana along with some American counterparts.  We will listen to Ghanaian composer Abo Addy's "Sounds from the Woods" and compose our own nature piece.

Thursday, March 2
Little Orchestra Society’s Musical World Tour: Brazil
Brooklyn Children's Museum, Commons Theater, 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213

3:00pm to 3:45pm, 4:00pm to 4:45pm | Ages 4+  
We will explore the music of Choro, which sounds like American Ragtime but with a Brazilian beat!  We will use characteristic Choro rhythms to create a short piece for flute.  We will explore the music of Choro composer and conductor Chiquinha Gonzaga, and dance to Gaucho, the most recorded Choro tune that she wrote.

Thursday, March 9
Little Orchestra Society’s Musical World Tour: India
Brooklyn Children's Museum, Commons Theater, 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213

3:00pm to 3:45pm, 4:00pm to 4:45pm | Ages 4+  
We will explore Indian scales, called Ragas, and create a short piece to be performed on Bansuri, an Indian flute.  We will also explore 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, March 16
Little Orchestra Society’s Musical World Tour: India
SPARK by Brooklyn Children's Museum, 1 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

2:45pm to 3:30pm, 4:00pm to 4:45pm | Ages 4+  
Today we visit India in honor of Holi! Come play "Anilae, Anilae" and other children's singing games fron India.  We will listen to Indian composer Ravi Shankar's "Kafi Holi" and compose our own color song.

Thursday, March 16
Little Orchestra Society’s Musical World Tour: Ireland
Brooklyn Children's Museum, Commons Theater, 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213

3:00pm to 3:45pm, 4:00pm to 4:45pm | Ages 4+  
We will explore Jig and Reels of Ireland and create a short piece to be performed on flute.  We will explore the 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, March 23
Little Orchestra Society’s Musical World Tour: Ghana
Brooklyn Children's Museum, Commons Theater, 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213

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