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"The arts humanize us and give us a glimpse as to why we exist, why we are alive. The arts give us all that and more. Without the arts, we really die as a society." – Arturo O’Farrill, Grammy Award Winner


92nd Street Y Musical Introduction Series empowers children in grades K-3 to explore the world’s musical genres; engage in music-making; and, by learning about rich musical traditions in class and through live performances, cultivate a global perspective that nurtures empathy and tolerance of diverse people and cultures.

 
2014/2015 Season:
Musical Storytelling
 
Maximus Musicus Visits the Orchestra of St. Luke's
Maximus Musicus
Dec 1 & 2, 2014

Maximus Musicus Visits the Orchestra is a wondrous and creative musical story introducing young children to the instruments and instrument families of the orchestra.
"A great symphonic entertainment!"
– Iceland Music Export

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Hazmat Modine
Jan 22 & 23, 2015

Mining the rich soil of American music, Hazmat Modine blends elements of early Blues, Hokum Jugband, Swing, Klezmer, New Orleans R&B, Jazz, and Jamaican Rocksteady to create a musical experience both familiar and refreshing for all audiences.
"Their sound is joyously eclectic and comes across with extraordinary wit, style and verve."
– Blues in London.com Rick Webb

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Who Stole the Mona Lisa?
Mar 31 & Apr 1, 2015

Through two musical stories set in Paris, France, students will be immersed in French culture as they uncover Who Stole the Mona Lisa and witness kitchen utensils dance their way through a naïve episode of kitchen life.

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Kotchegna Dance Company
May 12 & 13, 2015

Kotchegna is a multicultural West African dance company founded by master dancer and choreographer Vado Diomande. Through traditions of stilt-dancing, elaborate masks, and the driving force of a corps of energetic drummers, Kotchegna Dance Company brings to life the ancient stories and legends of the Ivory Coast, delighting audiences of all ages.
"Feverishly intricate rhythms from drummers who knew countless ways to subdivide a beat and make it jump" – The New York Times

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