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Posted Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 4:32:00 PM
Juniors were honored to welcome musicians Sae Hashimoto and Brandon Ilaw who were wonderful. They explored various aspects of percussion ensemble and solo playing with a fascinated audience of Ramaz students. For some, this was the first up-close introduction to many of the instruments used. The music was beautiful and the musicianship at a very high level...
Posted Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 11:34:00 AM
Seventh graders have worked with the Jewish Museum to learn about and create art. In the beginning of the year they learned about Chagall, the Russian revolution, and how much of the art during that time was inspired by the revolution. The students had the opportunity to go to the Jewish Museum where they saw Chagall's and Lissitzky's original works. With the guidance of the Jewish Museum, they used the artists as inspiration to create a collaborative mural depicting images of acts of kindness, once again, representing and focusing on this year's theme of our mission of Menschlichkeit.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 3:23:00 PM
Ramaz loves to take advantage of our cultural backyard! Upper School students went to the NY Philharmonic to see Jaap van Zweden conduct Brahm's First Symphony. For some, this was their first time at an orchestral concert. Thanks to the Martin and Susan Sanders Family Foundation for Classical Music Enrichment at Ramaz for making the trip possible.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 2:18:00 PM
6th grade students were mesmerized by the story of Mary Poppins turned into Mary Poppera, an original opera written and performed by graduate students from the Manhattan School of Music. Students were impressed by the incredible musicianship of the performers, and learned many terms that had to do with this art form. Mary Poppera included a few original songs and songs from other famous operas and musicals and bolstered our students' music class as they learned many terms that had to do with this art form. This program was made possible to our students thanks to a generous donation from the Spiro family in honor of the Vorchheimer grandchildren.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 9:37:00 AM
Even our youngest students were captivated by the amazing performances we had of Tubby the Tuba! The book Tubby the Tuba was written by Paul Tripp in 1954, and we are grateful that his son David Tripp narrated the book for us. If you aren't familiar with this classic story, it is about the adventures of a tuba named Tubby. "All day long Tubby plays oompah, oompah with his orchestra, but what he really wants is to dance with the pretty little tune. Tubby finds inspiration from a frog down by the river. He learns that everyone deserves to play his own melody..." To view the performance...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 4:21:00 PM
Third Grade students have been learning all about the lines and spaces on the music staff! They've practiced saying rhymes and playing games in order to remember this new musical language. As beginning musical readers, they learned a new rhyme "Peanut Butter Pie" and an accompanying melody.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 2:57:00 PM
Nursery and kindergarten classes had a visit from an educator from the "Mummies and Masterpieces" program. In honor of Purim, the focus of the visit was on masks, armour, and costumes in art. The children looked at slides of European suits of armour, African headdresses, and Chinese ceremonial robes. As a follow-up activity, all the children in nursery made their own mask and in kindergarten they decorated a mishloach manot bag inspired by Marc Chagall.
Posted Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 2:25:00 PM
Sixth graders participated in the first of a three-part workshop dedicated to Opera music presented by the Manhattan School of Music.The workshop supports their music class where they have learned opera terms an analyzed a few famous arias. To listen...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 12:48:00 PM
Save April 16 for the Middle School performance of Fiddler on the Roof Jr. Students participated in a character development workshop last week and have weekly rehearsals. Cast members and their families came together on Sunday to prepare the technical aspects and enjoyed painting sets, trying on costumes, and gathering props. Special thanks to our parent volunteers for helping to make the afternoon safe, fun, and educational for our students.
Posted Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 4:02:00 PM
In Art class, 6th grade students learned about the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and her vast number of self portrait paintings. Inspired by Kahlo, students spent the last two months drawing their own self portraits! Learning about the artist's work helped sixth graders see how self portraiture can be used to tell their personal stories...
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