Philharmonia Baroque provides small ensembles FREE of charge to public and private educational institutions willing to host a daytime concert or assembly. Unlike larger student concerts, each program focuses on a specific group within the orchestra and its unique role. Programs focus on historically-informed performance practice but may be modified to fit the students’ musical development or academic level.
2012-13 In-School Programs
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String Quintets and Quodlibets October 18, 19, or 22, 2012
Early Romantic Winds November 8-9, 2012
From Trills to Thrills with Bass-Baritone Dashon Burton December 6, 2012
From Guts to Bolts: Baroque Strings and Continuo February 25-27, 2013
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. Requests do not have to originate from a music department but a host school and primary contact person should be designated.
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 share the distinctive sounds of authentic, historical instruments – and also explain how the instruments have evolved over time.
- The performers also describe their own personal journeys as artists and early music specialists. The performers explain how their studies of musical history can enliven their playing.
Here are some comments we’ve received about the In-School Program visits:
“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.”
“… 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!”
To request an In-School Program or to discuss a custom designed program, please contact Lisa Grodin, Director of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.