Admission for ages 12 and below. Accompanying parents allowed for each child age 4 & under. Accompanying parents will also need tickets.
The Golden Prime ~ Schumann, Adès, Brahms Concerts for Children
Brought to you by Tang Tee Khoon Grand Series
"[Thomas Adès] was in the audience, saluted Mr. Buratto, and, like the rest of us in Zankel Hall, realized we were experiencing an artist who is both illuminating and unafraid." ConcertoNet [Luca Buratto, Zankel Carnegie Hall solo recital]
“Gabriel Schwabe is a cello phenomenon, commanding his instrument with nuance and facility.” Norbert Hornig [Gabriel Schwabe]
“Violinist Tang Tee Khoon and friends transcend the ordinary…” Straits Times 2015 [Tang Tee Khoon Grand Series]
Delve into Schumann’s golden late period that embodies recognizable features found also in the great late style of Beethoven. Explore his late motivic economy, brevity and concision in parallel with the recent work of contemporary composer, Thomas Adès who remarks about his detailed craft as ‘the building I have made’, ‘analysing every letter’, and with Brahms’ organic unity (itself inspired by Schumann) within his late preoccupation for the potential of sonata form.
For young ones who are just starting out, we have two specially designed interactive Concerts for Children the afternoon of 11 Nov. Send them off to a 50-minute session of fun and learning with these international artists and a great facilitator!
3pm for ages 0-6 ‘Dance’
Composers often have a fascination for tradition and for dance.
Journey through the history of a Polish folk dance from Chopin to Adès; and peek into Schumann and Brahms’ take on Folk style and Hungarian tunes with us.
5pm for ages 6-12 ‘Song’
A few days after receiving a letter from Clara Schumann mourning the death of her son, Brahms sent her his Violin Sonata in G, which final movement borrows famously from his ‘Rain Songs’ Op. 59. Discover this poetic musical gift, Brahms’ way of providing a delicate uplift to Clara, his beloved friend.
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Things To Note
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