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Lunch, Concert, and Learn | Music For Social Change Featuring BAE Teaching Artists

June 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Lunch, Concert, and Learn

Music For Social Change

Time: Thursday, June 17 at 1:00 PM

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Concert #4 – “Music For Social Change” shows how music has been used all over the world in many cultures as a vehicle for social change, whether as a public expression of protest (“We Shall Overcome”), an expression of outrage (Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 8), or a way to imagine a better world (Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy,” now an anthem for hope and change worldwide). It is appropriate for late elementary through high school audiences.

Bronx Arts Ensemble’s new virtual concert series introduces students to classical music and orchestral instruments through a diverse set of programs, including folk songs from many cultures, music by contemporary New York composers, and classics like Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” It features BAE teaching artists Evelyn Petcher & Thomas Martin (violin), Wil Dannenberg (french horn), and Kika Wright (bassoon), who both perform and share historical and cultural information about each piece in engaging, interactive ways. The four concerts explore themes of identity, hope, unity, and social change, and how music has been used to express each of these in different cultures and moments in history.


Quilapayún El Pueblo Unido

We Shall Overcome

Astor Piazzola, Libertango

And selections from: 

Dimitri Shostakovich: String Quartet #8

Paquito D’Rivera, Aires Tropicales

Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125


Bronx Arts Ensemble Teaching Artists

Evelyn Petcher, Violin

Thomas Martin, Violin

Wilden Dannenberg, Horn

Kika Wright, Bassoon

BAE Arts-In-Education Framework

BAE’s arts education curriculum presents music, dance, visual arts, and theater through an intersection of ideals, embodied in the best practices of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), Culturally Responsive Sustainable Education (CRSE), Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), 21st Century Learning Standards, and the NYC Department of Education’s Arts Education Standards.

Concert made possible by the generous support of the Baisley Powell Elebash Fund



June 17, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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