This is a concert series aimed at elementary school children to popularize classical music. It teach them about various styles of classical music, the musical instruments involved and music history. The goal is to bring our younger audience closer to the magic of music with the help of famous artists. The creator and host of this series of concerts is GYŐZŐ LUKÁCSHÁZI.
Concert series for children
Chamber music featuring four hand piano playing is a special treat. You can see two pianists playing on the same instrument, immersed in music, highly concentrated. This genre inspired the greatest composers, from Mozart through Liszt to Debussy. There is plenty of material for this young sister duo to choose from. The sisters have enjoyed great success with their reward – winning concerts both in their home and abroad.
These Musical journey concerts are accompanied by a visual presentation to place the music into context. Show the development of the piano and classical music and offer useful and interesting information, thereby making it an unforgettable experience for children.
The composers on the program include: Brahms, Saint-Saëns, Barber, Vujić, Ilić dances composed for four hands.
The concerts will be held on the following dates:
- October 27th 2016, Thursday, 11 am and 2.30 pm
Marczibányi tér 5/a., Budapest
- February 09th 2017, Thursday, 9.30 am and 11 am
Szentendrei PMK, Szentendre
- February 10th 2017, Friday, 9:30 am and 11 am
Barcsay Jenő Elementary School Concert Hall, Szentendre
The Telegraph: The benefits of music to kids
Music seems to prime our brains for certain kinds of thinking. After listening to classical music, adults can do certain spatial tasks more quickly, such as putting together a jigsaw puzzle.
Why does this happen? The classical music pathways in our brain are similar to the pathways we use for spatial reasoning. When we listen to classical music, the spatial pathways are “turned on” and ready to be used.
This priming makes it easier to work a puzzle quickly. But the effect lasts only a short time. Our improved spatial skills fade about an hour after we stop listening to the music.
Learning to play an instrument can have longer-lasting effects on spatial reasoning, however. In several studies, children who took piano lessons for six months improved their ability to work puzzles and solve other spatial tasks by as much as 30 percent.
Why does playing an instrument make such a difference? Researchers believe that musical training creates new pathways in the brain.
Why classical music
The music most people call “classical”–works by composers such as Bach, Beethoven, or Mozart–is different from music such as rock and country. Classical music has a more complex musical structure. Babies as young as 3 months can pick out that structure and even recognize classical music selections they have heard before.