During Mr. Martin’s online concert, he will present an engaging inside view of his compositions for violin and synthesizers, as well as select movements for solo violin by J.S. Bach.
“Why Music?” features an introduction to the violin, french horn, and bassoon, and explores the importance of music as a personal or cultural expression, from Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony to the Cuban hit song “El Manisero” by Moises Simons. It is appropriate for elementary and middle school audiences.
“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.
“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.
"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.
BAE is proud to partner with WQRX for this very special event.
Listen, look, and play alongside WQXR for our first Classical Kids Fair in the Bronx! Families can experience live performances, an instrument "petting zoo," arts and crafts, dance workshops, and more. This event is outdoors and admission is FREE! No RSVP or tickets required—just show up and have fun!
Join the Bronx Arts Ensemble string quartet for an afternoon of music. The quartet will perform both classical and contemporary favorites from Mozart’s masterful string quartet number 17, “The Hunt,” to William Grant Still’s “The Sentimental One”, along with a piece from Joe Hisaishi, the celebrated composer of Studio Ghibli.
Join us for an evening of music and discussion on the intersection of music, culture, and Black identity. Featuring members of Bronx Arts Ensemble and The New York Philharmonic alongside an interdisciplinary panel of Black scholars—Dr. Fredara Hadley, ethnomusicologist; Dr. Trevor Weston, composer; and Dr. Raymond Codrington, cultural anthropologist.