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Posted Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 10:09:00 AM
This past week, students from Ms. Barak's 12th grade Honors Hebrew class heard from guest speaker Ms. Maya Benton about Israeli video art and photography. Ms. Benton is married to Ramaz alumus Dan Reich '95 and works as a museum curator, art historian, and critic based in New York City. In her presentation, she shared the work of both Israeli and Palestinian artists, all of whom she has personally worked with. When showing the students the artists' work, she was not only able to offer information about each piece, but also personal anecdotes and insights into the artists' processes and practices...
Posted Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020 4:36:00 PM
Over the past few weeks, Nursery Adom has been learning about different artists like Van Gogh, Matisse, Calder, Pollack, and Mondrian. The children were inspired by these artists' techniques and unique styles to create their own masterpieces. After visiting The MET, the children decided to open their own museum featuring their artwork...
Posted Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 8:41:00 PM
Approximately 40 Juniors heard Tuesday's performance by Alkemie a professional music ensemble specializing in Western Art Music from the 9th through 17th centuries. Students heard a variety of secular and religious pieces (from both the Church and the Synagogue) from the Medieval and Renaissance Eras. A number of the pieces presented are part of the Junior Music Curriculum...
Posted Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020 1:08:00 PM
Congratulations to the Upper School students who presented the musical "Hairspray!" The performances were a culmination of two and a half months of hard work by a tireless cast of terrific students. Shout-outs to seniors Maxine P. and Sam D., who led the cast brilliantly both onstage and off, Seniors Amit A. and Gil C. and Junior Ilan S., all of whom contributed both exceptional performances and immense spirit and dedication, and to Freshman Lily K., who in addition to performing onstage, also painted sets. The show was a resounding success, and a prime example of one of the ways in which Ramaz is such a special place. To view the show, please click...
Posted Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 4:00:00 PM
This is the tenth year that the Manhattan School of Music has been bringing their graduate and undergraduate musicians to perform for Ramaz students. The Middle School has already experienced a series of three concerts, representing the string, woodwind, and brass families...
Posted Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 3:49:00 PM
The MS held a concert on "The Many Faces of Jewish Music: The Classical Music of the Jews of Aleppo Syria," which inspired and moved our students, so much so, that students rose from their seats and danced in the aisles spontaneously...
Posted Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 2:59:00 PM
A group of eight freshmen and seniors were treated to another event sponsored by the Martin and Susan Sanders Family Foundation for Classical Music Enrichment at Ramaz: a trip to see the New York Philharmonic in action at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall. Accompanied by Mr. Lev-Ari, Mr. Henkin, and Mr. Elisha, the students attended "Bronfman and Beethoven," a performance conducted by Jaap van Zweden that featured solo pianist Yefim Bronfman playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major. As Elizabeth N.C. '20 said," I loved this trip and the Sanders program in general is because I get to take what I'm performing in choir or learning in Music Theory [class] and see how professionals are applying it."...
Posted Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 10:40:00 PM
K-Tcheylet students have been writing songs this year! For the chaggim, they wrote a compilation song about all of the holidays. Now, after learning about Thanksgiving, they wanted to write yet another song. Children learned the history of the holiday and then took to writing lyrics. Together they decided on the important parts of the story and which tune would work best. All of the children love the Hebrew song "L'famim" and chose that tune to match their lyrics...
Posted Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 4:12:00 PM
Eighth graders enjoyed "Let Freedom Ring," an educational program provided by Jazz at Lincoln Center right here at Ramaz. This is the first of three jazz concerts they will see in connection with their learning about the history of jazz through the lens of various social issues. The concert included many of the "socially charged" musical numbers covered in class....
Posted Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 8:09:00 PM
The 7th grade went to visit the instruments gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art yesterday. The four galleries explore instruments from around the world and throughout history. Students used audio guides and packets which directed them to different instruments and helped them make interesting connections to the material that they covered in their general music studies. Students have studied about music across the globe and especially how music from a specific region is heavily influenced by other aspects of its culture and geography. The instrument exhibit was also apropos on Sukkot, as instruments were used during Simchat Beit HaShoeva!
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