Music for Youth: Art & Music

Exploring artistic expression through music, poetry and the arts.

Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, Mvt. I
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sphinx Competition winner Esme Arias-Kim performs a standard of virtuosic violin repertoire.

MUSICAL ILLUSTRATIONS

Illustrating the creative process of conceptualizing music.
Grades 6-12 suggested

Esme Arias-Kim
Violinist

BPO assistant conductor Jaman E. Dunn interviews violinist Esme Arias-Kim about her unique creative process of sketching illustrations in order to learn new pieces of music.

This is a companion video to Mozart above.

Serenade for Strings, Mvt. IV Larghetto
by Antonín Dvořák

Experience the lyricism in a movement of one Dvořák’s most famous orchestral works.

PERFORMANCE POETRY

Using music as inspiration for self-expression.
Grades 6-12 suggested

Melody to the Beat Drop
poem by Dreana Henry

Buffalo Public student Dreana Henry recites her original poem, inspired by Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings. This poem was created during workshops with BPO poet-in-residence Brandon Williamson.

This is a companion video to Serenade for Strings above.

Sounds
poem by Alicia Woods

Buffalo Public student Alicia Woods recites her original poem, inspired by Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings. This poem was created during workshops with BPO poet-in-residence Brandon Williamson.

This is a companion video to Serenade for Strings above.

Additional Resources

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#PlayOnWNY

Choose and practice an instrument along with BPO musicians through the #PlayOnWNY series featuring 70+ videos.

High school student members with Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell

Symphony Hall Pass

Designed to be a flexible season concert pass for high school students to enjoy BPO performances at a discounted rate. Only $29 per student and free for Buffalo Public School students.

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Music Education Resources

Access additional music education resources.

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BPO Teaching Artists

Bring unique arts engagement into your classroom or virtual learning through the dynamism of the BPO’s professional musicians.

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Education Sponsors

Education programs are made possible through generous annual donations and significant investment from the BPO.