SEISEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

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Guest Artists Perform for Elementary

Guest Artists Perform for Elementary
Douglas Brittain

This week guests introduced the students to traditional and contemporary classical compositions by Massenet, Beethoven, Kreisler, and Honstein.

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. 

Musical guests perform at Seisen International School

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • grade 3

More from the Seisen PYP Specialists

As the reality of another week of distance learning and disruption of our regular routines sets in this week, I’d like to focus on keeping it simple and go back to some parenting basics.

Whether in Tokyo or abroad, many of us are under self-quarantine. It is important to be aware of cabin fever syndrome – rooted in the feeling of confinement and isolation for an uncertain period of time.

At this time, we would like to encourage our community to take the time to practice self-care.  We might find this to be a highly stressful and challenging period.  We can help manage our anxiety by acknowledging and discussing our feelings about this situation with loved ones or with myself as the KG/ Elementary counselor who is trained and equipped to deal with stressful situations like this.

Art in the library

It has been great to see the art contributions and hear the important discussions that have taken place and note how this competition has supported learning.