Around The World In Song!
Everyone becomes part of the music-making in the Guy Mendilow Ensemble's family concerts! Through colorful songs, stories and games, the Guy Mendilow Ensemble transports families on an exhilarating interactive adventure through Ensemble members' diverse homes worldwide. In this highly musical, pedagogically-sound performance, families encounter vibrant characters and some of the band's most fascinating "stars:" instruments like overtone singing, the munnharpa (jaw harp) and musical bow and arrow.
Ages Kindergarten - Grade 4 (In Age Appropriate Groups)
Length 50-60 minutes | Single performance or Multi-Day Residency
Class visit, youth series theatre performance or assembly
Move The Music!
Dalcroze education offers a joyful, socially-interactive way
of knowing music through the body.
In this joyous Dalcroze Education workshop, exciting experiential games nurture children's musicality and confidence in their own musical intuition. Discovery, active listening and a spirit of play abound as children learn vital musical concepts by using their bodies as the principal instrument. Be ready to move, sing, explore and improvise together!
Ages Grades 1 - 4 (In Age Appropriate Groups) •
Length 30-45 minutes | Single Workshop or Multi-Day Residency | Class visit |
Group Size Up to 15
M.M. Longy School of Music; International Certificate, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Longy School of Music; B.A. Oberlin College
Guy Mendilow is Director of Music and Education for the Guy Mendilow Ensemble, "An international tour de force” (Bethlehem Morning Call) from the Middle-East, South and North America. The Ensemble combines world-class musicianship with cinematic storytelling in shows that “explode with artistry, refinement, and excitement” (Hebrew Union College), whisking audiences to distant times and picturesque places to stir highly resonant connections to contemporary struggles and dilemmas.
The Guy Mendilow Ensemble was distinguished by the National Endowment for the Arts for public engagement with diverse and excellent art and the strengthening of communities through the arts, and is the recipient of grant awards from foundations like The Boston Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, Arts Midwest and Western Arts Alliance.
Alongside performance, Mendilow is active in music education, pursuing Dalcroze Education as a means of cultivating musicality while fostering vital skills such as deep focus and the sense of contribution, capability and belonging that together form esteem. Mendilow designs custom artist residencies for leading performing arts organizations like Celebrity Series of Boston and including innovative storytelling/songwriting projects with at-risk populations.
Mendilow’s research interests include music and culture of Sephardic communities of Salónica,in the early twentieth century.
Mendilow is a guest artist-lecturer in universities across the U.S. including Harvard University, Cornell University, Brandeis University, Oberlin College, University of Oregon and the University of Washington, leads children's workshops in schools worldwide and directs the Dalcroze School of Boston, offering Dalcroze Education for children and adults in the Boston area.