It's been a busy month for Kadima String Quartet with concerts, rehearsals and gearing up for our conservatory concerts on March 17th. Last week, the string quartet of Andrew Tholl, Lynn Angebranndt, Eric KM Clark, and myself toured five schools in three days, providing a hands-on, interactive music program for the students at Van Gogh Elementary, Columbus Elementary, Kittridge Street School, Millikan Middle School and Daniel Pearl Magnet High School.
We provided a hands-on interactive music exploration for students betweens the ages of 5 and 18. The program, "Introduction to the String Quartet," was ecclectic and we played music from Bach to Katy Perry! Students were encouraged to participate, ask questions, and learn new concepts with us from how we stay together as an ensemble, to learning about fugues, concerto grossi, and motifs.
With schools suffering from cutbacks at every turn, Kadima believes one of our missions is to share music with the all generations. And this year we could relate, so while the funding for this tour was cut, the music still played and we continue to fundraise to make events like this possible for our students and the community at large.
Next up will be our three Orchestra Philharmonic concert at L.A. Valley College's Mainstage Theatre at 12 noon on Sunday, March 17th where our Junior Philharmonic, our Senior Philharmonic, and our advanced Kadima Conservatory Philharmonic will play. "Conversations with the Concertmasters" will feature soloists Danny Young & Max Quill. All three orchestras are performing works by Beethoven.Admission is free to the public. Please join us.