Fall Family Day: Bam! Crash! Pow!
Free Musical Extravaganza in Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing On Sunday, September 22 from 12–4 PM
Live Performances and Opportunities for Kids to Sing, Dance, and Make Instruments
On Sunday, September 22 from 12–4 p.m., Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute invites children and their families to enjoy an exciting array of fun and free musical activities as part of Fall Family Day in the Hall’s Resnick Education Wing.
This afternoon-long musical extravaganza—titled Bam! Crash! Pow!—will offer many opportunities for kids to explore the versatility of percussion instruments through live performances by contemporary classical, steel pan, and Japanese taiko percussion ensembles as well as music-making activities. Children can enjoy building their own handmade instruments and sing and dance along with professional musicians.
Admission is granted on a first-come, first-served basis, and families are welcome to drop by for a visit or stay throughout the day for a musical experience of their choice. No advance reservations are needed. While everyone is welcome, Fall Family Day is suggested for ages 3-10.
Fall Family Day Activities:
Before participants start their journey, they can enjoy a performance by Mantra Percussion’s youth ensemble.
Percussion Ensemble Performances
Children and families can experience interactive performances by Mantra Percussion, a contemporary classical percussion ensemble; Kendall Williams’s steel pan ensemble; and Kaoru Watanabe’s Japanese taiko drum ensemble.
African Drumming and Dance
Wula Drum ensemble will invite participants to learn basic West African drum beats and dance movements.
Beatboxing and Body Percussion
Participants will follow Rizumik on a journey to discover how their body and mouth are instruments and are encouraged to explore their own movements and voices!
Families will have the chance to build and perform on instruments created from recycled materials in this hands-on activity with Bash the Trash. There will also be interactive performances by the Bash the Trash ensemble.
Compose and Conduct
Participants will create short compositions with teaching artists and will be able to hear them performed by a percussion ensemble. They will also get to play in the ensemble and conduct it.
Fall Family Day takes place in Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing, located on the Hall’s upper floors, with entrance located at 154 West 57th Street.
About Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute
Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) creates visionary programs that embody Carnegie Hall’s commitment to music education, playing a central role in fulfilling the Hall’s mission of making great music accessible to as many people as possible. With unparalleled access to the world’s greatest artists, WMI’s programs are designed to inspire audiences of all ages, nurture tomorrow’s musical talent, and harness the power of music to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. An integral part of Carnegie Hall’s concert season, these programs facilitate creative expression, develop musical skills and capacities at all levels, and encourage participants to make lifelong personal connections to music. The Weill Music Institute generates new knowledge through original research and is committed to giving back to its community and the field, sharing an extensive range of online music education resources and program materials for free with teachers, orchestras, arts organizations, and music lovers worldwide. More than 600,000 people each year engage in WMI’s programs through national and international partnerships, in New York City schools and community settings, and at Carnegie Hall. This includes more than half a million students and teachers worldwide who participate in WMI’s Link Up music education program for students in grades 3 through 5, made possible through Carnegie Hall partnerships with over 115 orchestras in the US from Alaska to Puerto Rico, as well as internationally in Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Kenya, and Spain.
For more information, please visit: carnegiehall.org/Education
Family Days are made possible, in part, by endowment gifts from Linda and Earle S. Altman, The Irene Diamond Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., and the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund.
Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
In honor of the centenary of his birth, Carnegie Hall’s 2019–2020 season is dedicated to the memory of Isaac Stern in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to Carnegie Hall, arts advocacy, and the field of music.
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