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Lunch, Concert, and Learn | Music of Home: Featuring BAE Teaching Artists

May 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Lunch, Concert, and Learn

Music of Home

Time: Thursday, May 27 at 1:00 PM

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Concert #2 – “Music of Home” celebrates local New York composers and music that explores themes of home and identity, from the joy of classic jazz tunes, to the longing for a better home expressed in Harry Burleigh’s setting of “Deep River” and Leonard Bernstein’s Broadway hit “Somewhere.” It is appropriate for audiences of all ages.

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.


Aires Tropicales, Paquito D’Rivera

Symphony No. 9 from “The New World”, Antonín Dvořák

America I Got to Know, Niloufar Nourbakhsh

El Manisero, Moisés Simons

Deep River, Harry T. Burleigh

Well You Needn’t, Thelonius Monk

Somewhere, Leonard Bernstein


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


May 27, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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