Every year I invite all of my students from both my home and Brooklyn Conservatory to participate in a group outing of music. I'm so excited about this one! This year we're going to Carnegie Hall on Saturday, February 4th at 7pm to see the very exciting Orpheus Chamber Orchestra perform the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (Vadim Gluzman) and Symphony No. 3 (the Scottish) by Mendelssohn. Tickets range from $12.50 - $110.
Read about the performance and buy tickets here:
When I was a little girl, my grandmother most fostered my love of classical music. She would bring me to concerts with her all the time, but the smartest piece of her educational method was to acquaint me with the pieces before I was to hear them, so I knew what to expect and could even hum along. Here are links to the pieces we will hear. Especially if you can make it to this concert, please play these two pieces frequently around your home prior to our outing (i-tunes and spotify versions are just fine, of course!) It's much more exciting for everyone if they know the pieces.
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTE08SS8fNk
Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbH95mO_o3A
(Of course the new work will be new to all of us!)
In the past we've sweetened the deal by pre-gaming with cheesecake from Carnegie Deli, but alas, like all things NY, Carnegie Deli has gone to deli heaven. Instead, let's meet at the Brooklyn Diner (slice of home?): 212 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019. Looks casual and easy. At intermission and afterwards we'll want to head home, but it's nice to gather first for a few minutes and take pictures and discuss a bit informally in the main lobby.
Hooray for food-filled field trips (FFFT's)!