The Albany Symphony has several professional small ensembles that specialize in educational outreach programs, and fill a large role in presenting the music of the Albany Symphony to the community. Each ensemble can be customized to each school’s needs and budget.
A trio of Albany Symphony musicians performing violin, cello, and piano present two musical programs: “Grandmother Spider” and “Old Man Coyote.” Both
programs are designed to introduce children to chamber music in a way that is exciting as they learn how music can help tell a story. Eribeth Chamber Players programs can be utilized to complement units on Native American cultures in social studies. In addition, art and English educators may incorporate the program into the curriculum in the form of arts projects which reflect the students’ impressions of the music, or having the students write program reviews or essays about the performance.
Eribeth Chamber is for 6-10 year old students and varies in length
Albany Symphony violinist Natalia Kononova presents a program geared towards elementary school students about the music that surrounded her while she was growing up. During her presentation, she presents the violin, the string family, and introduces students to the wonder of classical music and the orchestra.
This program is most appropriate for children in grades 1- 5
For more information on these or other small ensembles, please contact Kate Gedney, Education Coordinator at (518)465-4755 or firstname.lastname@example.org