Season 2: Episode 7 - Singing, Strumming, and Skating
The stage is packed with teenagers this evening when From the Top at Carnegie Hall welcomes the Young People’s Chorus of New York City along with their passionate Founder and Artistic Director Francisco J. Nunez. After a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of some of its young performers, the chorus performs Jim Papoulis’s Panta Rhei (All Things Are In Flux) and Luis Kalaff’s Guayacanal. We then meet 17-year old classical guitarist Kimani Griffin from Winston-Salem, North Carolina who doubles as an equally talented speed skater with Olympic potential. Kimani performs the third movement Preludio e toccatina from “Aquarelle” by Sérgio Assad.
Kimani Griffin (guitar), 17, hails from Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Episode 7: Exploring Excellence
Through group discussion, individual reflection and a short writing exercise, students will explore the qualities, characteristics and skills necessary for excellence in any field by examining Kimani's high achievement in both music and sports.
Episode 7: All Things Change
In this activity, students will connect the idea behind a choral piece - change - with its musical characteristics, using appropriate musical terminology such as rhythm, tempo, and dynamics. They will then work in groups to create short pieces that express similar feelings.