APOLLO CHAMBER PLAYERS is devoted to the educational aspect of its mission which holds at its core a commitment to engage the global community of Houston and beyond. Recent engagements include outreach programs for Baltimore Symphony’s OrchKids and Youth Orchestras of San Antonio. Apollo’s distinctive programming and 20x2020 commissions are incorporated into thematic workshops that can be geared toward any grade level or community group. Programs range from multimedia explorations of the concept of ‘identity’, as told through the music and life stories of African American composers Florence Beatrice Price and Henry Thacker Burleigh, to programs illuminating cultural music from around the world.
Apollo is proud to be an Associate member of Houston Arts Partners, a coalition of nonprofit arts organizations and 53 Houston-area school districts working together to ensure that all students have access to a complete arts education.
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Musical Melting-Pot World Tour, takes students on an engaging musical journey, performing music from Spain, Mexico, Hungary and Appalachia (US) while illuminating the folk traditions, important historical figures, and cultural contexts of each of these countries. Along the journey, students gain insight into the instruments of a string quartet and the similarities between musical language, teamwork, and basic human interactions. Apollo-arranged folk songs serve to complement discussion, interaction, and participation with the audience. (Grades K-8)
Read about Apollo's involvement in Young Audience's 'Healing Arts Program' at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston Chronicle
Healing Arts Program Brightens Young Patients' Hospital Visits
Everett Evans | March 2015