Season 2004-2005 Event
Young People’s Concert featuring the Hudson Valley Philharmonic - The Language of Spanish Music
Tuesday April 19, Wednesday April 20, Thursday April 21 Friday April 22 at Beacon HS (sold out); Monday April 25 at Twin Towers Middle School in Middletown, NY. The language of Spanish Music: It's full of hot rythms, passion and dance. Come explore how this alluring music has inspired orchestral composers and will inspire you. The Young People's Concert is interactive and uses a theme to introduce students to serious classical music. Hosted by actors David Anzuelo and Russell G. Jones, it features the Hudson Valley Philharmonic orchestra under the direction of Guest Conductor Marietta Cheng. Our goal is to enrich the lives of children by exposing them to beautiful music. We hope you will join us for this original concert. The interactive concert and hands on residency activities will engage your students through creative exploration and active musical participation. Developing your students’ natural musical competence will ensure that they will become successful hearers, and awaken their interest in the many ways music plays out in school learning and life. The repertoire will include: Georges Bizet Selections from Carmen Suites No. 1 & No. 2 Manuel de Falla - El Sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat) Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Expagnol Gioacchino Rossini - Overture to The Barber of Seville Plus a solo performance by the winner of the Virtuoso in Progress Competition and a performance of a composition written by local students. Before attending the concert we strongly recommend participating in Classroom to Concert, a program designed to give your students the ultimate musical experience. · Juilliard trained teaching artists work in classrooms to prepare students to successfully hear the marvelous pieces and thus feel the joy and revelation that makes people lifelong lovers of classical music. In the classroom, students are involved in musical activities that engage them in the artistic issues of each piece. Teaching artists will work with up to 50 students per session and up to 4 sessions per day. · A study guide and CD will be provided to educators Marietta Cheng begins her fourth year conducting the Young People’s Concerts. Fewer than 100 women in the US are employed as music directors and conductors of professional orchestras. Ms. Cheng headed the Corning Philharmonic for 10 years and now holds the baton over the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes. She is a full professor of music at Colgate University. David Anzuelo is an accomplished actor, director, teacher, martial arts student, and member of the acclaimed LAByrinth Theater Company. Theater acting credits include September Shoes (Geva), Aunt Dan & Lemon (The New Group), Richard Schechner’s Hamlet, Miriam’s Flowers (Intar). He has appeared on TV in: Law & Order, Third Watch, The Sopranos, One Life to Live, Guiding Light. David can be seen in the films Man of the Century and Men Without Jobs. Russell G. Jones hails from Shaker Heights, Ohio and has been performing in New York for the past 14 years. From his New York debut as a member of The Street Theatre, a children’s theater company in White Plains, to his most recent shows at The Public Theater, as a nine-year member of The LAByrinth Theater Company, Russell has created a diverse range of visceral, yet realistic characters. Jessica Meyer holds both a Bachelor of Music and a master of music from The Juilliard School. In addition to developing the HVP Young People’s Concert, she is a teaching artist with Lincoln Center Institute. Jessica is principal violist with The String Orchestra of New York City and the Atlantic Philharmonic. As a Morse Fellow she worked with teachers to incorporated music into the World Culture curriculum, which culminated in the creation and performance of students’ own class piece representing Earth.