Gerdan

  • About the Artist:

    Gerdan creates a blend of world music that is fresh, lively, and beautiful. These virtuoso musicians perform Eastern European melodies and rhythms on violin and an incredible array of folk flutes while introducing stories, traditions, and languages of the region. Modern arrangements and connections to movie and video game music bring together the old with the new.

    Category:

    • Music

    Type of Programs Offered

    • residency
    • workshop
    • assembly
    • virtual
    • Classics Out of the Box: Movie & Game Music

      Description:

      The dynamic duo explores musical highlights from popular American movies and favorite video games that feature instruments and styles from around the world. Students listen and recognize favorite soundtracks while learning about current film and game composers, the musical instruments they use in their scores, and the important role that music serves in today’s movies and games. This interactive performance is perfectly suited to students of all ages and may be tailored to grade level and musical experience.

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      PreK-12

      Curriculum Connections

      Language Arts, Social Studies, STEM, World Languages

      This program is offered as:

      • residency
      • workshop
      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Kaleidoscope of Musical Styles

      Description:

      The charismatic and dynamic flute-violin duo presentation by Dr. Andrei Pidkivka and Dr. Solomia Gorokhivska takes students traveling on a trip through musical styles of classical, folk, and jazz. This interactive musical journey allows students to experience musical diversity and serves as an excellent curriculum enhancement for teachers and students studying music, world music, instruments, and world cultures.

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      preK-12

      Curriculum Connections

      Language Arts, Social Studies, STEM, World Languages

      This program is offered as:

      • residency
      • workshop
      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Passport to the World of Flutes

      Description:

      Clap, sing, and learn ethnic traditions during this introduction to the exotic world of Eastern European wood flutes. Dr. Andrei Pidkivka’s journey explores the captivating sounds of flutes, their cultural tales, and their geographic and historical settings. His professional performances include The Lord of the Rings and The Lion King soundtracks and many Disney and Broadway productions.

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      preK-12

      Curriculum Connections

      Language Arts, Social Studies, STEM, World Languages

      This program is offered as:

      • residency
      • workshop
      • assembly
      • virtual
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  • Name or Art Agency:
    Artivate, Inc.
    Email:
    [email protected]
    Phone:
    (301) 588-7525
    State / County:
    Maryland

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