Phone: 888-276-7355 or 914-226-6752
For grades: K-12, & beyond
Requirements for live visit: A tuned piano if possible.
Fees for live visit: $545 - & 795 plus travel if necessary, block booking discounts.
Funding: BOCES IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
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The powerful message was expressed beautifully through music and song. It was an exceptional program. One of the few shows that held the attention of all the children. --- Ms. Perryman
RINGING IN THE MILLENNIUM, FREEDOM BELLS/CONNECTION PROGRAMS.
These four curriculum based programs use the medium of music: voices, instruments (violin concertina, piano)and bells (tuned handbells and untuned bells of all shapes, sizes and cultures). Grade sensitive programs emphasize several interdisciplinary subjects.
ALL PROGRAMS INCLUDE A PRE-CONCERT MINI-WORKSHOP, AN EXTENSIVE INTERDISCIPLINARY RESOURCE/ACTIVITY/STUDY GUIDE AND FOLLOW UP ACTIVITY MATERIAL.
A CELEBRATION OF BELLS: THEIR HISTORY, MYSTERY AND MUSICAL MAGIC (pre-K-3)
This program focuses on the music of bells with other instruments, their connection to language, their use as a sign of authority, and "instruments of commerce" (money) and communication. Christopher Columbus, Paul Revere, street peddlers, The New York Stock Exchange, town criers and Internet comprise this fascinating story. A short vignette about the Liberty Bell touches on bells as "instruments of freedom".
LET FREEDOM RING! grades 4-9
Today`s children will be our leaders in the new millennium, will they be ready? Using the bell as freedom`s metaphor, this upbeat, participatory program emphasizes freedom`s constant process. Your participation, your vote counts. These programs point to national and international leaders (Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela...) slavery, yesterday and today, the Underground RR, The Liberty Bell, Stock Exchange and Internet---how freedom`s message is spreading. It accentuates our interconnectedness, and interdependence on this global village. Thus, as a beacon of freedom and only superpower, we have the responsibility to make it a world of liberty and justice for all.
RINGING IN THE MILLENNIUM-FREEDOM BELLS/CONNECTION K-9
For smaller schools this show combines the message of the above programs into one presentation
MAGIC HOLIDAY MUSIC (K-3, 4-9, K-9)
Sparkling packages of holiday music filled with voices, instruments and bells celebrating and acknowledging gratitude as citizens of the freest, richest country in history.
A Special Election Year Edition - Why One Vote, Your Vote Counts!
The Martins, Doug and Martha, classically trained singers and instrumentalists, performances include: St. Patrick`s, NY; Carnegie Recital Hall; Lincoln Center; the United Nations Peace Bell Ceremony, NY; Strong Museum, Rochester NY; cruise ships, 5 Star Resorts, corporations, colleges and concerts nationwide. Their musical virtuosity on piano, violin, concertina, and their speciality, tuned English Handbells, sets them apart. Their extensive repertoire in five languages embraces ethnic, pop and Broadway to sacred songs and operetta.
The Martins are nationally recognized for the diversity of their programming receiving standing ovations and critical acclaim from educators for their upbeat, dynamic Freedom Bells/Connection presentations: Let Freedom Ring!! a multi-cultural and curriculum programs, and A Celebration of Bells. Their captivating programs developed through the PAIS, Performing Arts In The School program at Columbia University have been seen and heard by tens of thousands of students and teachers from Boston To Chicago and beyond over the past decade. They continue to please diverse audiences from children to seniors.