Students from 19 Catholic schools will attend the BPO's Feb. 8 "Music For Youth" programs, in "Catholic Schools Day at the BPO." The program begins at 10:15 a.m. at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo. More than 1,600 students are expected to attend.
The program, titled "Selfies: Musical Portraits," explores how humans have captured their own images and expressed themselves through music, literature and visual arts. This interactive, multimedia program explores "selfies" from the Renaissance to modern day, using music from each period to help understand musical forms, eras of music writing, and the instruments of the orchestra. The music of Gabrieli, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Stravinsky and others will be paired with visual images from the same time periods.
The concert is in alignment with the Catholic Diocese schools' STREAM program. An acronym for science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math, the program has been in existence since 2014 and drives instruction through interdisciplinary connections and hands-on learning. The Buffalo Philharmonic is a partner in this program, along with companies and organizations ranging from Moog to Cornell Science.
For more information about the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, visit www.bpo.org.