All Arts-in-Education programs are available to book through Nassau and Eastern Suffolk BOCES.
Program costs available upon request.
AROUND THE WORLD IN MUSIC (K-6)
Travel around the world with the Orchestra Long Island String Quintet as you learn about the instruments and some of the world's greatest music. You'll visit France, Germany, Russia, China, Argentina, South Africa, Mexico, the USA, and more, meeting many famous composers along the way. Study materials included.
BACH TO ROCK (4-8)
The Orchestra Long Island String Quartet takes you on a journey through music history as it performs works by Bach, Brahms, Mozart, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Coldplay, and others. Along the way, students will learn about many musical forms, including Classical, Romantic, and Rock, and acoustic instruments, as well as answer questions about life as a professional musician. Study materials included.
BERLIOZ THE BEAR AND FRIENDS (PreK-3)
Berlioz has a buzz in his bass fiddle and gets stuck in the mud. Will he make it to the ball? Orchestra Long Island string players present the story of Berlioz the Bear with help from students playing the role of the animals. Children will learn about how sound is made, musical concepts such as high and low, loud and soft, fast and slow, short and long etc., and about the instruments telling the story through the music of Rossini, Rimsky-Korsakov, Saint-Saëns and other great classical composers. Study materials included.
BROADWAY BEAT (1-6)
Travel to Broadway with your students without leaving your school. The Orchestra Long Island String Quartet performs the music of Annie, The Sound of Music, The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia, and others. Students get to be part of the show. Study materials included.
CLASSICAL MEETS JAZZ (6-12)
Meet Orchestra Long Island’s dynamic Music Director, David Stewart Wiley. An accomplished Jazz and Classical pianist as well as conductor and composer, Maestro Wiley (piano) and Orchestra members (flute, percussion and bass) perform works by Jazz legend Claude Bolling, Ragtime composer Scott Joplin and one of America's best-known composers, George Gershwin. Maestro Wiley will talk about the Blues, Ragtime, Jazz improvisation, and Claude Bolling’s use of Classical forms and Jazz elements in his music.
DANCE AROUND THE WORLD (1-6)
Take a world tour with the Orchestra Long Island String Quartet, joined by a professional dancer, performing dance music from around the world by some of music's greatest composers including works representing ballet, jazz, folk, tap, and many others. The musicians also demonstrate their instruments, answer questions, and talk about the countries where the dance forms originated. Study materials included.
FAIRY TALES AND FANTASIES (PreK-6)
Let the composers teach your students about classic fairy tales and fantasies through music. An Orchestra Long Island string quartet, string quintet, or string quartet with flute perform the music of Sleeping Beauty, Scheherazade, The Nutcracker, The Magic Flute and others, and talk about the literature upon which the music is based. This program can be presented for small groups as well as large assemblies. Study materials included.
FORBIDDEN MUSIC: MUSIC FROM THE HOLOCAUST (6-12 & college)
Discover the power of the spirit over oppression. The Orchestra Long Island String Quartet and Soprano perform music written inside Nazi concentration camps by Jewish composers, many of whom perished. This riveting middle/high school program teaches students about censorship, propaganda, resistance, and survival with artwork both by artists banned by the Nazis and created by children in the camps, as well as poetry written by the children of the camps, creating a riveting background to the music. Students will learn about the composers and their music, the artists and poets and their works, Terezín and other camps, and an overview of the Holocaust, making connections to the contemporary issues of human rights and tolerance by studying music's (and the arts) role in this historic period. Includes extensive study materials and visual arts presentation.
HARMONY AND HAIKU (3-6)
Creativity abounds as the Orchestra Long Island String Quartet or Quintet engages student through words, music and art. Students create original works of art based on the music. They write haikus, the ancient Japanese poetry art form. The musicians set the haikus to music, accompanied by students playing percussion. Children learn how words, music and rhythm work together through themes by Saint-Saëns and Mozart (music subject to change). Note: Details for submitting student creations will be discussed in advance. Study materials included.
PETER AND THE WOLF (PreK-5)
The Orchestra Long Island Woodwind Quintet brings the classic story of Peter and the Wolf to life through Prokofiev’s delightful music. A professional actor/mime tells the tale, introduces the instruments and engages the students in the story. Study materials included.
WITCHES AND WIZARDS (K-6)
Enter the Orchestra Long Island Quintet's world of magical music as the players, representing all the families of the orchestra, demonstrate their instruments and perform selections from The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Harry Potter, The Firebird, Swan Lake, The Wizard of Oz, and more. Students will learn how composers create images of witchcraft and sorcery and about music, often based on literature. Study materials included.