LEONARD BERNSTEIN: FROM THE “YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONCERTS” TO “WEST SIDE STORY”…A GREAT AMERICAN SUCCESS
Leonard Bernstein and his Young People’s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic brought classical music into people’s homes. As the first American born conductor of a major American symphony, he used that position and the new medium of television to help make the music more accessible. He combined that with a highly successful career writing for Broadway, including West Side Story and On the Town.
The shows in November include:
- About Leonard Bernstein
- Bernstein and Musical Theater
- Operettas in English
- American Composers with a Boston Connection
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CLASSICS FOR KIDS NOW AVAILABLE IN PODCAST FORM
Does your child seem forever attached to his/her iPod or Mp3 player? Then infuse it with some great music! Download the Classics for Kids™ radio show in podcast form right to their player, and give them a blast of Bach or a touch of Tchaikovsky. Podcast information is available here.
Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia and while he was a gifted musician early on, that was not considered a proper career so his parent’s make him study law. Eventually he gave that up to study music full time and became one of the most well known composers not only in Europe but even the U.S. In 1891, he came to New York to conduct his work at Carnegie Hall.
The shows in December include:
- About Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky
- The Nutcracker
- Traditional Christmas Classical Music
As the holidays near, there will be days when your children will be home and looking for something to do. What a wonderful time to introduce them to the fun activities on www.classicsforkids.com. Games, audio, activity sheets and more… all free, every day!
As you prepare your December lesson plans, what a great way to combine music, movement, geography and more by using Classics for Kids and Tchaikovsky! Ballet, Russia, composing, Carnegie Hall, The Nutcracker… there are resources all for you and all for free at www.classicsforkids.com.
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Just fill out the feedback form here. We also want to hear from your kids, so have them check out our Bulletin Board section here to see what other kids have sent and how to send in their own artwork or letter.
The most brilliant scientific discoveries will in time change and perhaps grow obsolete, as new scientific manifestations emerge. But art is eternal, for it reveals the inner landscape, which is the soul of man.