Thursday, October 27, 2016

Why Should You Listen to Vivaldi's "Four Seasons"? - Betsy Schwarm

Light, bright, and cheerful, "The Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi is some of the most familiar of all early 18th century music, featured in numerous films and television commercials. But what is its significance, and why does it sound that way? Betsy Schwarm uncovers the underlying narrative of this musical masterpiece. 

Lesson by Betsy Schwarm, animation by Compote Collective.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Trick or Treating at Mozart, Einstein & Me!

Handing out kazoos to all the trick or treaters in Downtown Benicia today. The children quickly learned how to use them, and the music could be heard up and down the street.

Friday, October 21, 2016

PicWits! Game from MindWare

Every picture is worth a thousand laughs as players try to match their PicWits! photo cards with the judge's caption card. Which picture is the perfect fit? Of course, it all depends upon your personal perspective! Real, twisted or tongue-in-cheek, your photo card will be assessed against the cards of your competitors. If the judge picks your card, you win the round! The player with the most match-ups takes the game. Includes 504 full-color photo cards, 144 caption cards and instructions. For 4 or more players.

Available at Mozart, Einstein & Me!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

How Does the Nobel Peace Prize Work? - Adeline Cuvelier and Toril Rokseth

Among the top prestigious awards in the world, the Nobel Peace Prize has honored some of the most celebrated and revered international figures and organizations in history. But how does the nomination process work? And who exactly is eligible? Adeline Cuvelier and Toril Rokseth detail the specifics of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Lesson by Toril Rokseth and Adeline Cuvelier (of Nobel Peace Center), animation by Zedem Media.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Benicia Chamber Players Tomorrow at the Benicia State Capitol

Sunday, October 16, 2016 

Karen Shinozaki and Clif Foster on Violin
Ilana Matfis and Steph Ng on Viola
Michael Graham on Cello

Benicia State Capitol
155 West G Street
Benicia, CA

Adults $20
Students $5

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Can You Solve the Prisoner Boxes Riddle? - Yossi Elran

Your favorite band is great at playing music...but not so great at being organized. They keep misplacing their instruments on tour, and it’s driving their manager mad. Can you solve the brain-numbing riddle their manager assigns them and make sure the band stays on their label? Yossi Elran shows how.

Lesson by Yossi Elran, animation by Artrake Studio.