Duke Ellington: Big Band Instrument Making

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May 28, 2014


Children's Museum of Manhattan

Upper West Side

All Ages

$11; free for children younger than 1

Event description: Duke Ellington had a specialty for combining melodies and rhythms giving viewers an opportunity to experience what he coined American Music. He was known for composing music for individual performers? styles and relied on their knowledge and expertise to help carry the band?s style together. Construct your own musical instruments similar to the ones you may hear in Duke Ellington?s compositions! This program is part of Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street.

Address: 212 W. 83rd St.
Upper West Side, NY 10024
Phone: 212-721-1223
Website: cmom.org

About Children's Museum of Manhattan

The Children's Museum of Manhattan inspires children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs. Since opening in a neighborhood storefront in 1973, CMOM has grown into a 38,000-square-foot learning facility with outreach programs at nearly 50 sites throughout New York City. 

CMOM focuses on four priority areas to impact children in ways that will last a lifetime:

  • Early childhood education prepares children for success in school.
  • Creativity in the arts and sciences inspires creative and analytical thinking skills for lifelong learning.
  • Healthy lifestyles programs provide a blueprint for a family's physical, emotional and environmental well-being.
  • Exploration of world cultures gives children awareness, understanding and context for the diverse society in which we all live.


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