2018 Children’s Concert

In partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Chamber Music Society presents our annual Free Children's Concert with Decoda.

Thursday, April 12
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Branch
1901 Vine Street
Montgomery Auditorium

The Composer's Toolbox

The wind players of Decoda present an interactive concert for students in 4th-6th grade that lets the audience inside the mind of the composer. Together, we will become musical detectives, investigating the decisions a composer makes when creating their music, and how those decisions affect the mood and the feeling of the music. Students will be introduced to concepts like tempo, articulation, and orchestration while exploring music for winds by Nielsen, Schulhoff, and Balliett. By the end of the concert, the audience will not only be familiar with a composer's process, but have the opportunity to become composers for Decoda, as well!

Decoda is a New York-based chamber collective dedicated to bringing meaningful musical experiences to any and all audiences. The first Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall, Decoda explores creativity, community, and identity through live performances and thoughtful methods of engagement. Decoda provides engaging performances, interactive concerts, and enlightening discussions serving the widest possible types of audiences.

This concert is sold out.  If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email Erik Petersons at [email protected] or call 215.569.8080.

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