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Students work with composer James Blachly to write their own songs based on themes found in Bernstein’s "Mass".
This episode provides a glimpse of the wide range of approaches that creative students and teaching artists employ as they prepare to share their ideas and develop their own unique musical masterpieces.
Taking a break from our student composers' work, this video documents the students' first encounter with rehearsing and performing some of the show-stopping selections from "Too Hot to Handel" in a showcase at Harlem Stage in May 2010.
Marin Alsop, Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, shares the origins of "Too Hot to Handel", and Sarah Johnson, Director of the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, describes how high school students will bring "Too Hot to Handel" to life through performance and composition projects.
Students at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens begin their reinvention of a masterpiece by exploring some of the music that has made a lasting impression on them.
After their introductory session with Thomas Cabaniss, a Carnegie Hall teaching artist, students at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts get involved in the tough negotiations of group composition and discover the conceptual core of their reinvention of "The Flower Duet" from Delibes' "Lakmé."
Building on their group concept of a stylistic collage, our student composers from Frank Sinatra School of the Arts uncover the "chord of realization" and the lyrics for the final section of their new piece.
As they put the finishing touches on their multi-genre reinvention of "The Flower Duet" from Delibes's "Lakmé," students at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts sing through a sneak preview of their new work and reflect on the compositional journey in preparation for their performance on November 21, 2010 at Carnegie Hall.
Many of Africa’s most famous musicians come from Mali. The diversity of the music of Mali is truly astounding, from well-known “Malian blues” and Mande jeliya (griot) music to the music of the Tuareg, Dogon, and hunters’ societies that also represent distinctive and vital, if less familiar, regional musical traditions in Mali.