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Lunch, Concert, and Learn | Music for Unity: Featuring BAE Teaching Artists

June 3, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Lunch, Concert, and Learn

Music for Unity

Time: Thursday, June 3rd at 1:00 PM

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Concert #3 – “Music for Unity” explores how music can bring people together, in celebration, solidarity, and struggle, through repertoire like the African American spiritual “Balm in Gilead,” Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy,” and “7 PM,” a new work by BAE artist Evelyn Petcher based on the nightly applause during NYC’s April 2020 lockdown. It is appropriate for late elementary through high school audiences.

Bronx Arts Ensemble’s new virtual concert series “Lunch Concert & Learn” 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.


Carl Nielsen: Quintet op. 43

III, Theme and variations: Horn Bassoon duet excerpt

Bela Bartok: 44 Duos for Two Violins, Sz. 98, BB 104 

#14 Pillow Dance

#21 New Years Eve

Chevalier de Saint Georges: String Quartet String Quartet in c minor, Op. 1, No. 4

I. Allegro Moderato

II. Rondeau

African American spiritual: Balm in Gilead

Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 

Movement IV; Finale–“Ode to Joy” excerpt

Evelyn Petcher: 7 PM 

Moises Simons: El Manisero


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 3, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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