Midori & Friends

2 artists holding flutes

Music Connects

Celebrating Women through Music 

Anna Conigliari and Marco Granados of Music Connects are joined by pianist Xu Cheng to celebrate Women’s History Month! Celebrating Women through Music features the work of various female composers such as Mel Bonis, Madeleine Dring, Katherine Hoover, and Maria Mandico (World Premiere). 


Thursday, March 18



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Instrument Instruction
4 girls with guitars
From the Midori Website:

"In a 12 Notes residency, students in Grades 3-12  learn to play instruments or sing, both during and after school from September-June. Our Talented Teaching Artists provide high-quality instruction on woodwinds, brass, percussion, guitar, strings and voice. Each student receives an instrument to bring home for practice, a method book and a M&F Guidebook that outlines musical terms, skills and invites self-reflection.

  • Instills core life values such as joy, perseverance and collaboration
  • Engenders school pride and strengthens a sense of community
  • Develops schools’ capacity for sustainable music programs
  • Works together with school leadership to customize all program elements, as well as assess the impact and student progress
  • Ensures sequential instrument instruction

M&F offers opportunities for advanced students to further their musical acumen. Advanced students can participate in after-school bands, ensembles and choruses to elevate their musicianship and collaborative skills."

At PS 229, Midori & Friends is...
  • open to grades 3-5
  • 2 times per week for 11 weeks
  • (optional) after-school classes - 1 time per weekboy with saxophone
Instruments offered are:
  • violin
  • flute
  • clarinet
  • guitar
  • percussion
  • trumpet
The 2020 concert will be held on May 14 at 6:30pm.