Carnegie Hall Family Day

Sunday September 23

Support provided by Wetherby-Pembridge School

Carnegie Hall Family Day:
Storytelling Through Music
23 September 2018 Sunday

Activities will take place from 12pm to 4pm in Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing.
Children and families will have the opportunity to take part in free, interactive musical activities as part of Fall Family Day in Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing. This musical open house celebrates storytelling, with master storytellers and acclaimed musicians coming together for a variety of fun activities throughout the day. Children will have the chance to contribute to stories through music, dance, and visual art, as well as build and perform on their own storytelling sticks. Families will also get an introduction to film scoring and learn how a soundtrack can affect the mood of a story. The day will be highlighted by high-energy performances from hip-hop duo Soul Science LabAdmission is granted on a first-come, first-served basis, and families are welcome to drop by for a visit or stay throughout the day for a musical adventure of their choice.

Fall Family Day Activities on Sunday, September 23 (Additional Details)

Welcome Center 
Charlotte Blake Alston sets the tone by telling short stories as participants enter the event.

Center Stage
Soul Science Lab duo Chen Lo and Asante Amin are dreamers: They believe that you can make whatever you imagine become real. These Afrofuturist, modern-day griots take participants on an adventure into the power of imagination, weaving stories through music and words. Creative Stage’s Dancing Storytellersexplore how to use movement to tell a story.

Improvised Tales 
Participants become storytellers as they use their imaginations to help Riza Printup make up madcap tales on the spot, and listen as a jazz band improvises music and sounds to fit their creations.

Spontaneous Sketches
Participants watch pictures come to life on wall-sized sheets of paper, as illustrator, storyteller and educator Jeff Hopkins draws, narrates and acts out a story on the spot while participants contribute sounds, movement, and their own colorful ideas.

Instrument Creation
Families have the chance to build storytelling sticks from recycled materials in this hands-on activity with Bash the Trash. Then they can play along with the Bash the Trash ensemble, which will perform original story songs.

Soundtrack Studio 
Participants will learn the basics of film scoring and how music can affect the mood of a story from Gabriel Lugoand Frankie LeRoux in an activity designed by Rob Pollock.

Photo Station
Families capture memories of their visit to Carnegie Hall by taking photos with musical props in front of a backdrop of the legendary Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage.