Carnegie Hall Presents SPRING FAMILY DAYS, 4/1-2

On Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., Carnegie Hall presents free, interactive musical activities as part of Spring Family Days in the Resnick Education Wing. This musical extravaganza celebrates the world of classical music, with opportunities to conduct an ensemble, sing famous arias, dance along to pieces from the Baroque era, and learn about the families of the orchestra. Hands-on activities include an instrument making zone and a digital laboratory exploring new music technologies. Children and families will also have the opportunity to take a photo in front of a backdrop of the legendary Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Both days will be highlighted by interactive performances in the Weill Music Room. Spring Family Days are recommended for ages 3-10, and admission is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Spring Family Day Activities

Conduct Us
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be up on the conductor's podium? Now is your chance to try your hand at conducting an ensemble! Fast or slow, loud or soft, you are in control as you show off your skills with the baton. You will also have the chance to interact with members of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA).

Opera House
Enter this room to be transported to the world of opera, where Malena Dayen and Emily Eagen will lead a range of exciting activities. From singing famous arias to acting with costumes and props, experience what it means to take on the role of a divo or diva!

Concert Hall
Enjoy a performance from a different perspective-from behind the music stand! Join Ensemble Connect as they perform a piece that features different elements of music composition, and then help them compose a new work. You will also have the opportunity to take part in period dances with theNew York Baroque Dance Company.

Instrument Quest
You have one mission: Locate an instrument from each family of the orchestra. Use the clues on your activity sheet, and play detective by interviewing the NYO-USA musicians behind each door. See if you can collect a sticker for all four instrument families!

Instrument-Making Zone
Bash the Trash transforms an entire floor into an instrument building and performing extravaganza. Work with the artists to build instruments out of recycled materials, and then play in an interactive performance. Take your instruments with you to create musical memories at home.

Digital Laboratory
Variation, composition, improvisation, oh my! Use different elements of technology to experience classical music in ways you never imagined with help from the NYU Music Experience Design Lab.


About Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute
Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) creates visionary programs that embody Carnegie Hall's commitment to music education, playing a central role in fulfilling the Hall's mission of making great music accessible to as many people as possible. With unparalleled access to the world's greatest artists, WMI's programs are designed to inspire audiences of all ages, nurture tomorrow's musical talent, and harness the power of music to make a meaningful difference in people's lives. An integral part of Carnegie Hall's concert season, these programs facilitate creative expression, develop musical skills and capacities at all levels, and encourage participants to make lifelong personal connections to music. The Weill Music Institute generates new knowledge through original research and is committed to giving back to its community and the field, sharing an extensive range of online music education resources and program materials for free with teachers, orchestras, arts organizations, and music lovers worldwide. More than half a million people each year engage in WMI's programs through national and international partnerships, in New York City schools and community settings, and at Carnegie Hall. This includes 380,000 students and teachers worldwide who participate in WMI's Link Up music education program for students in grades 3 through 5, made possible through partnerships with over 90 orchestras in the US, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, and Spain.

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