Color Theory: Composition for Kids
Presented by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and PRISM Quartet, Inc.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Merck Arts Education Center, School program
June 15, 2016
Fourth and fifth graders work with the PRISM Quartet over multiple sessions to transcribe a collection of saxophone sounds into written symbols, and use those symbols to create graphic scores of their own music compositions. Students team up with the Quartet to develop performances of their works. Not open to the public
Major support for Color Theory has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional project support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Presser Foundation, New Music USA, the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, and The MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Composition for Kids was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Support also provided by PECO. This program is administered regionally by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. PRISM Quartet, Inc. also receives support from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Samuel S. Fels Fund, the Amphion Foundation, New Music USA’s Cary New Music Performance Fund, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., and individual donors.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Merck Arts Education Center
June 15, 2016
Noon and 1:15 PM