WEEK 6

 

LISTEN

Music by Claude Debussy

Sonata for Cello and Piano and Claire de Lune.

 

READ

Music For Mister Moon

By Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead

 

WEEK 5

 

LISTEN

Song to the Moon by Dvorak

This particular aria is sung by the title character, Rusalka, in the opera's first act. Rusalka is the daughter of a water-goblin who wants nothing more than to be human after she falls in love with a hunter/prince who frequents the lake in which she lives. Rusalka sings this song asking the moon to reveal her love to the Prince.

 

BOOK

Amina's Voice

A lovely story weaving together family, friends, music, and the power of a community as it confronts racism and an attack on their mosque.

 

WEEK 4

 

MAY CHECK LIST

See if you can complete each activity!

 

BOOK

The Composer is Dead by Lemony Snicket!! Click here to purchase.

 

LISTENING

Samuel Barber's Summer Music!!!  For podcast click here.

 

Bucket Drumming Week 3

This week we start our first song!!

 

Week 3

 

WATCH

Landfill Harmonic

 

READ

Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century

 

BOOK

From award-winners Carole Boston Weatherford and Raul Colón comes the story of a little girl from Mississippi who became a beloved star—one whose song soared on the breath of her ancestors and paved the way for those who followed.

 
 

LISTENING

This week we are looking at Samule Barber's sublime Melodies Passageres.  Here is a beautiful performance by Patricia Pettibon.

 
 

BUCKET DRUMMING

This week brings more rhythms to practice.

 
 

WEEK 2

 

READ

Ada's Violin,  The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

 

LISTEN

This week's podcast is all about Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings.

 

RHYTHM

Bucket Drumming Week 1

 

WEEK 1

 

Book

The 5 O'Clock Band by Trombone Shorty

 

READ

Book for Middle Schoolers

 

WATCH

A Tuba to Cuba

 

LISTEN

Podcast

This week is one of my favorite pieces of all time!!  Barber's "Knoxville: Summer of 1915.

 

Cooking!!!

Beignets and Red Beans and Rice!!

 

Red Beans and Rice

 

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