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Available to all public and private schools across Northern Illinois, the Chicago Federation of Musicians co-funds performances geared for preschool through high school students. Our musicians will perform one 45-minute concert or, alternately, two 30-minute programs for different audiences. Consider pairing up with another school nearby for two 30-minute performances scheduled within two hours! The CFM will match the cost dollar for dollar.
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Cartage (transporting of large or numerous instruments) is not reflected in the cost above. The additional cost for cartage can be seen on the cartage table and should be added to the total cost shown above. The Chicago Federation of Musicians provides co-funding for 50% of the Total Cost of the performance. The co-pay amount is your organization’s cost for the performers. All performances must be pre-approved with the Chicago Federation of Musicians in order to receive co-funding.
Touch Bass with Alan
A fun and interactive introduction to music using humor, performance and audience participation. "Painless education" not a concert. A conversation with the audience interspersed with short musical excerpts and melodies, sometimes to illustrate or just to listen. A feature is teaching about the rhythm section and what it takes to be a part of an ensemble.
Phone Alan at 847-280-1927
StringFusion’s school show is a musical journey through time and geography. Led by former Cirque du Soleil violinist Edgar Gabriel StringFusion demonstrates how music from many different cultures and countries converged in the Americas to create Blues, Rock and Roll, Latin, Jazz, Country and Pop music. Edgar also demonstrates how the violin and other instruments were essential to the creation of jazz, blues etc. Audience participation is encouraged especially in the Latin and Blues segments. This show includes the music of J.S. Bach, Michael Jackson, Jean Luc Ponty, Jimi Hendrix, Tito Puente, Chick Corea, a Gypsy Csardas, Irish Jig, Duke Ellington and the Allman Brothers. While this show is educational it is highly entertaining and much of the music is dance music.
The show starts with a dance number from the Middle East, then to India (or China) and to Eastern Europe with a Gypsy Csardas. Then to Ireland with a Jig and Germany with a Gavotte by Bach. Then the musicians travel across the sea to the Caribbean and play a Mambo. Edgar briefly explains how Afro-Caribbean music was created by a combination of Spanish, African, Native Americans and other cultures. The group then moves to New Orleans to present swing jazz and then up the Mississippi to Chicago for some Blues “Sweet Home Chicago”. Country music is then highlighted with Charlie Daniel’s “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”, Followed by Rock and Roll with Chick Berry’s “Roll Over Beethoven”. The group then plays a classic rock tune by Edgar Winter (or the Allman Brothers) and winds up with a pop tune such as Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature”.
THE ALLIANCE BRASS
Midwestern Charm. International Appeal.
Whether through our collaboration with Reach*Teach*Play Ravinia, the Chicago Brass Festival, or the Dubuque Arts Council Musician Residency Program, The Alliance Brass has developed educational programming and curriculum to musically meet students where they are. For younger audiences, S.T.E.A.M. learning objectives are the focus while for our junior high and high school programs, we provide masterclasses/sectionals, recitals, and lecture recitals. Read more about our offerings on our Educational Programs Digital Brochure or contact The Alliance Brass today! www.alliancebrass.com or Kelly at 773-771-8237.
A refreshing and sophisticated program demonstrating how two different instruments (harp and flute) work and sound together.
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To contact Hute 47 call: 847-869-6150 or 312-848-0156.
In their exciting, interactive children's concerts, Wendy & DB capitalize on the curiosity and imagination that flourishes in kids-helping them to discover the world around them through music.