This weekend, twenty students from the Harmony Program orchestra at P.S. 129 joined teachers and staff for a field trip to the “Red Dogs and Pink Skies: The Colors of Music” performance at Alice Tully Hall. The event was part of the “Meet the Music” series of educational concerts for children and families put on by our friends at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Featuring the music of composer Bruce Adolphe, who also serves as the resident lecturer and Director of Family Programs at CMS, the concert explored relationships between music and the visual arts, and asked the students to think about the ways that music is like painting, and vice versa.
During the Q&A that followed the performance, Harmony student Naomi Wleh asked percussionist, Ian David Rosenbaum, his favorite instrument to play. His answer? “The Marimba.” (Mr. Rosenbaum recently won the Salzburg International Marimba Competition.)
Thanks to the Chamber Music Society for such a great afternoon!