A Musical World Tour in April!

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 16:38

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, April 6
Little Orchestra Society’s Musical World Tour: Greece
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 Greece in honor of their Independence Day! Come play"Pou 'n-do To Dachtilidi" and other children's singing games from Greece along with their American counterparts.  We will listen to Petros Tabouris Ensemble's "Ancient Greek Dances" and choreograph our own dance.

Thursday, April 6
Little Orchestra Society’s Musical World Tour: Indonesia
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 Javanese Gamelan and shadow puppets of Indonesia by creating a short piece incorporating puppets and percussion instruments.  We will also explore the music of Manhattan-based Downtown composer Daniele Goode, specifically his piece for shadow puppets and gamelan entitled Dans King, performed by Gamelan Son of Lion, based in NYC.

Thursday, April 13
Little Orchestra Society’s Musical World Tour: Jazz and Blues
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 story of the blues and create an original blues song through singing, call and response and improvisation.  We will listen to parts of the Zodiac Suite written by American Jazz master Mary Lou Williams, performed by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in 1945.

Thursday, April 20
Little Orchestra Society’s Musical World Tour: Mexico
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 Mexico in honor of Megali Evdomana! Come play "Bate, Bate, Chocolate" and other children's singing games from Mexico along with their American counterparts.  We will listen to Mexican composer Arturo Marquez's "Danzon" and compose our own clave rhythms.

Thursday, April 20
Little Orchestra Society’s Musical World Tour: Venezuela
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 Venezuelan plains music known as Joropo, playing percussion instruments to accompany live flute music.  We will explore the music of Venezuelan composer Teresa Carreño, including her piano waltz, Vals Gayo, which incorporates rhythms from her homeland.