In addition to their wide variety of repertoire, the Cascade Quartet has several outreach programs they will tailor to fit the needs of your community. For the very young, the young-at-heart, and everyone in between, the quartet offers these programs and more to enrich and excite audiences across the Northwest:
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Chamber Fun 101
A presentation for families that introduces the string quartet, the physics of sounds and the instruments, and great composers throughout history. This program is geared toward very young audience members age 1 through 6.
This show is designed for pre-school children and includes an interactive short story with music accompaniment, dance and movement, creating art, and an instrument petting zoo.
This program was developed with students in grades 3-4 in mind. It is all about creativity. It takes a "sporting" look at what goes into creating and performing music, coming to the conclusion that the best music-making happens when everyone plays on the same "team."
Music Has It All
Geared toward grades 3-7, this program teaches how music is related to other major subjects students study in school: math, science, art, and (of course) recess!
This experience is directed to visual art classrooms with detailed exploration of the relationship between acoustic and visual media. Students create an art project as listen to the quartet perform.
The Sound Palette of the String Quartet
This is a great show for high school or college students with a musical background. Showcasing the variety and breadth of music from string instruments, the quartet takes the audience on a journey, discovering new sounds and rediscovering familiar sounds.
Music is Healing: a program for senior communities and assisted living facilities
The Cascade Quartet created Music is Healing to engage the audiences by inviting movement and dance, singing, painting and art, and fellowship. The musical performances include works by Sulkhahn Tsintsadze, Jennifer Higdon, Franz Joseph Haydn, Claude Debussy, and a popular tango by Carlos Gardel. This program is intended for retirement homes, assisted living facilities, and long-term care facilities.
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The quartet also delights in giving workshops on improvisation, composition, chamber music, and solo masterclasses for aspiring musicians. In recent years the Cascade Quartet has been invited to the University of Missouri—Kansas City, University of Idaho, Montana State University and numerous secondary schools across the West to share their expertise. We hope your community will be next!