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Guest Artists visit Elementary students

Guest Artists visit Elementary students
Naoko Hashimoto-Uesaka

Music by Massenet, Beethoven, Kreisler, and Honstein filled the Music Room this week.

Pianist Mimi Solomon and violinist Nicholas DiEugenio who 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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