Guest Artists teach and perform for Grade 1

Guest Artists teach and perform for Grade 1
Brenda Handel-Johnson

Guest artists Pianist Mimi Solomon and violinist Nicholas DiEugenio performed on April 3 for the Grade 1-6 students.  They played new and old music and engaged the students with movement, singing and questions.  Fun for all!

Guest artists Pianist Mimi Solomon and violinist Nicholas DiEugenio performed on April 3 for the Grade 1-6 students. They are friends of our own Ms. Hashimoto and are on the faculty at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill came to Seisen to give a special performance for the elementary students on April 3rd.  They introduced the students to traditional and contemporary classical compositions by Massenet, Beethoven, Kreisler, and Honstein.  They made the listening experience interactive and fun by creating lyrics to themes that reoccur in the piece and having them sing along as they performed the piece.  They also introduced them to a contemporary classical piece by Robert Honstein that was inspired by Beethoven's Violin and Piano Sonata, and the students learned how the two pieces were related. 

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In other news, 1A, 1B, and 1C are the proud owners of Japanese rhinoceros beetles!