Friday, August 27, 2010

Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to pass along some information I received concerning the free Summer HD Festival that begins next week at the Metropolitan Opera. Click here to see the entire schedule, which begins this Saturday.

Ten of the Met's most popular Live in HD presentations will be screened for free on the front of the Met as part of the second annual Summer HD Festival. The series begins this Saturday, August 28, at 8pm with Tosca, starring Karita Mattila and Marcelo Álvarez, and continues through Monday, September 6. Three thousand seats will be available each night on a first-come, first-served basis; no tickets are required—and all screenings are free!

Monday, August 16, 2010

One Month Away!

I hope you've all been having a GREAT summer! I just wanted to inform everyone of two after-school groups that I'll be working with during the fall semester as part of the PTA's After School Program. Information about early morning extended-day programs will go home in backpack mail during the first full week of school.

Percussive Improvisation
Mondays 3:00-4:30pm (starting 10/4)
For students in grades 3,4,5.
8 student maximum

We will explore the musical timbres of traditional and non-traditional percussive instruments, including but not limited to Congas, Djembes, Bongos, Tambourines, Shakers, and Woodblocks, as well as tonal Orff Instruments, to create original musical compositions using various rhythmic structures. A performance of these pieces will take place at the end of the session (tentative date for performance is Monday, December 20th @ 4:30pm.

Théâtre de Marionettes with Olivia Ramsey
Tuesdays 3:00-4:30pm (starting 10/5)
For students in grades 1 and 2 with some experience in French
14 student maximum

Théâtre de Marionettes, or French Puppet Theater, will begin with dramatic games and songs in French. Over the course of the semester, children will create an original puppet show in French, which will be performed for an audience at the end of the session. We will create characters, props, and "block" the performance, letting the students have as much creative control as possible.

Registration for these courses will begin in September.

Again, I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. Looking forward to seeing you in September!!

Mr. C