Season 2007-2008 Event

Young People's Concerts featuring the Hudson Valley Philharmonic

10am & 11:45 pm
10am & 12:00pm
GRADES: 3 - 6

From Discord Find Harmony A musical exploration of conflict and resolution

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 assist them in becoming successful hearers, and awaken their interest in the many ways music plays out in school learning and life.

The Young People’s Concert is interactive and uses a theme to introduce students to serious classical music. Hosted by actors Shawn Randall and Mindy Raymond, it features the Hudson Valley Philharmonic under the direction of Guest Conductor Marietta Cheng.

The repertoire will include works by:
Massenet - Le Cid
Khachaturian - Masquerade Suite
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture
Verdi - Overture to Nabucco
Wagner - Overture to Die Meistersinger

• a solo performance by the winner of the Virtuoso in Progress Competition • performance of the composition written by local students who participated in the Classroom to Concert Program.

Before attending the concert we strongly recommend participating in Classroom to Concert , a program designed to give your students the ultimate musical experience. Call Kay Churchill to arrange a visit to your school at 845 473-5288 ext. 106

Juilliard trained teaching artist, Jessica Meyer, will 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. Jessica will work with up to 50 students per session and up to 4 sessions per day.

“I didn\'t think a 2nd year could be better than the first! Adding Jessica Meyer\'s workshop was a true delight!” Diane Long, Graves Elementary, Kingston, NY

A study guide and CD will be provided to teachers.

Marietta Cheng begins her ninth 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.

Jessica Meyer is a member of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and a teaching artist with Lincoln Center Institute. She has conducted numerous residencies in public schools throughout New York City, New Jersey, Long Island and the Hudson Valley in order to prepare students for concerts they will experience at Lincoln Center and the Bardavon. A Morse Fellow at The Juilliard School, Jessica received training in the Arts and Education class led by Eric Booth and Ed Bilous. Jessica has both a Master of Music and a Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School.

Shawn Randall is an Actor-poet-writer-producer. He competed in the 2003 National Poetry Slam with Team NYC URBANA of the Bowery Poetry Club in Chicago. He has had extensive xperience in Off-Broadway theater including the acclaimed “Blue Man Group,” and performances at La Mama E.T.C. and BAM. His film appearances include “Slings and Arrows”, an independent that won Best Feature at the Avignon/NY Film Festival. On television, he has appeared with Ben Stiller in a sketch on the “Late Night Show With Conan O’Brien,” and as the principal in both the PBS Special “The Hating Pot,” and the USA Network’s “It Just Takes One.” Shawn has performed at the Bardavon in both the Young Playwrights Festival and last year’s Young People’s Concerts.

Mindy Raymond comes to New York City via Texas where she received her B.S. in Communication and Performance at the University of Texas, Austin. She moved to New York to continue her education by attending the One Year Conservatory at Michael Howard Studios. The last three years have been packed full with film credits including “Finish” and “Murder FM.” She also had guest roles on “The Sopranos” and “Law and Order: SVU”. Mindy is a member of the Stilted on Stage Improv troupe which performs at Caroline’s on Broadway and the New York City Comedy Club. Mindy has performed at the Bardavon in both the Young Playwrights Festival and last year’s Young People’s Concerts.

Date & Time

Tuesday, April 08 2008 at 10:00 am



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