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"Poem in Your Pocket, Song in Your Heart"

  • World Financial Center Winter Garden (map)

Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra concert: World Financial Center Winter Garden

“Poem in Your Pocket, Song in Your Heart” in collaboration with Poets House and P.S. 89 and I.S. 289. 

Mozart: Eine kleine nachtmusik, mvt. I
Sendor/Fagin: What Do I See in My Neighborhood?
Fagin/Minarik: Little Bear’s Wish

            Tamra Paselk, soprano

Boyce/Fagin: Spotlights
Piazzola: Libertango
Chan/Fagin: O, New York
della Vedova/Fagin: Beautiful City
Leon/Fagin: The Pig

This performance was the culmination of a three-month collaboration between Poets House, the KCO and the Lower Manhattan public schools P.S. 89 and I.S. 289. Funded by Goldman Sachs, the project has explored the intersection of poetry and music with children through a series of intensive, experienced-based workshops with poets and musicians. Third and sixth graders engaged in writing exercises to create poetry and were taught introductory music composition. Then, they set their poetry to music.