• Creative Learning Projects

    Each season, the Weill Music Institute brings New York City students and world-class artists together for a performance of major works on the Carnegie Hall stage. These students also gain a deeper understanding of the works by creating new music inspired by the repertoire they are preparing to perform.

    The Somewhere Project

    In celebration of Carnegie Hall’s 125th-anniversary season, the Weill Music Institute presented a large-scale production of Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. Learn more

  • Past Creative Learning Projects
    Ellington's Sacred Music
    This creative learning project shined the spotlight on Duke Ellington’s sacred music, some of the most ambitious and heartfelt music of his legendary career. Tying together elements of jazz and classical music with African American spirituals and gospel music, Ellington’s compositions crossed the lines dividing secular and religious genres, while punctuating the ever-expanding role of jazz in America and throughout the world.
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    La Pasión Según San Marcos
    La Pasión según San Marcos brought together 120 New York City high school singers, members of the Schola Cantorum de Venezuela Choir, professional soloists and the Orquesta la Pasión.
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    The Carmina Burana Choral Project
    The Carmina Burana Choral Project features 200 high school singers and 50 middle school singers from all over New York City with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s conducted by David Robertson.
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    Too Hot to Handel
    This project, including a year of workshops, rehearsals, and performances, culminated in two concerts at Carnegie Hall.
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    The Bernstein Mass Project
    This project explored Bernstein's 1971 work and its themes of faith, doubt, tolerance, and renewal of tradition.
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    The Rite of Spring Project
    This transformational educational project involved the collaboration of 120 students from New York City, Sir Simon Rattle, and the Berliner Philharmoniker.
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