The Music Hall is committed to supporting arts education in our schools and throughout our community. By offering free and discounted performances for students, outreach opportunities with artists and masterclasses, we help to leverage our creative assets to make a difference in the lives of children and adults of all ages. See the full list of educational opportunities we offer below!

Katie, The Strongest of the Strong

March 24, 2024, 11AM at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Presented by TSBMH and Opera Saratoga

About the Show

Katie: Strongest of the Strong is the true story of Katie Sandwina – a circus strongwoman who defied cultural expectations of women and was instrumental in the U.S. suffrage movement in the 1900s. Featuring an all-female cast, the HGO original commission is an engaging way for students and families to learn about the importance of equal rights.

Katie and her husband Max move from Austria to the U.S., where she joins Barnum and Bailey Circus, becomes a mother, and teams up with Marina, a young journalist, to fight for the voting rights of women.

With an all-female cast, this 2020 HGO commission from composer Faye Chiao and librettist Anton Dudley is an engaging way for students and families to learn about the importance of equal rights.

The 45-minute opera celebrates women’s strength and confidence through the inspiring true story of protagonist Katie Sandwina. The story, shared from the perspective of journalist Marina Martin, features a chorus of circus women who play multiple characters and demonstrate how strength and beauty come in all shapes and sizes.  

Ticket Pricing

For any group under 150 students: $5 per ticket

For any group over 150 students: $650 flat rate (no limit to number of students that can attend, given availability of seating).


Music@Noon: FREE Pre-Show Workshops and FREE Performance for Students

 

Heliand Consort:

Introduction to Double Reed Instruments & Piano, Instrument Petting Zoo

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Workshop: 10AM-11AM, Performance 12PM-1PM
Join for an exploration and discovery of the instruments that make up Heliand Consort! Listen, learn, and play along on the oboe, bassoon, and piano!

This workshop is a hands-on exploratory music education experience. The musicians will begin with an interactive series of songs/pieces that will introduce the students to chamber music and each instrument: piano, oboe, and bassoon. Students will be able to identify how each instrument works, how to produce a sound, and how each instrument fits into the chamber ensemble. Students will have an opportunity to try out each instrument in the later portion of this workshop, where the musicians will host a petting zoo!

THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE FOR ALL TO ATTEND.
https://youtu.be/QnHVgSeuTQg?si=SucAGfkTkzKoQv0H

 

CelloGayageum:

Exploring Cello & Gayaguem Through Korean Folk Music

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Workshop: 10AM-11AM, Performance 12PM-1PM
CelloGayageum’s compositions reflect a profound influence from various gugak (Korean traditional music) folk songs. After the artist’s demonstration, students will have the opportunity to join in and sing along to several folk songs, immersing themselves in the distinctive jangdan (rhythm), garak (melody), and other essential elements that contribute to a deeper understanding of Korean music and culture. 

CelloGayageum will showcase their original compositions, illustrating how two distinct yet harmonious string instruments, cello and gayageum, can collaborate to create unique and captivating sounds. Additionally, students will have the chance to participate in the 5,000-year-old Korean singing folk play and circle dance tradition called gang-gang-sullae. 

THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE FOR ALL TO ATTEND.
https://youtu.be/mf9QXQ-PEj0?si=VyxldIrrN7g1DYq5

 

Spira:

Introduction to String Instruments & Piano, Instrument Petting Zoo

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Workshop: 10AM-11AM, Performance 12PM-1PM
Join us for an exploration and discovery of the instruments that make up Spira! Listen, learn, and play along on the Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano!
This workshop is a hands-on exploratory music education experience. The musicians will begin with an interactive series of songs/pieces that will introduce the students to chamber music and each instrument: piano, violin, viola, cello.

Students will be able to identify how each instrument works, how to produce a sound, and how each instrument fits into the chamber ensemble. Students will have an opportunity to try out each instrument in the later portion of this workshop, where the musicians will host a petting zoo!

THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE FOR ALL TO ATTEND.

 

https://youtu.be/HNj5dW-70o0?si=3mUSw2fh2epLoM_N

Make a Day Trip to the Music Hall!

Come for a tour and stay for the show! Work with one of our teaching artists! Check out the opportunities we have for your students to explore the historic Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

Stay for a Show!

Many of our shows have student ticket pricing! After your tour, stay for a show: upcoming performances with student pricing are listed below.

December 19, 2023, 7:30pm

Mark O’Connor, An Appalachian Christmas, $20

Feb 2, 2024, 7:30pm

Let’s Sing Taylor! A Celebration of the Music of Taylor Swift, $20

February 7, 2023, 7:30pm

Joshua Redman Group, Where Are We Tour, feat. Gabrielle Cavassa, $20

February 17, 2023, 7:30pm

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra w/ Wynton Marsalis, $20

February 22, 2023, 7:30pm National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, $15

March 7, 2023, 7:30pm

Camerata Ireland, $15

March 12, 2024, 7:30pm

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, $15

May 19, 2024, 3:00pm

Tessa Lark & Frank Vignola, $15

Tour and Explore the Music Hall

Coming for a show? Request a tour of the historic 1875 building: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

 
 

Bring the Arts to Your School! Explore Our Teaching Artist Directory

The Music Hall maintains a diverse teaching artist roster, ranging in all styles and genres across the performing arts disciplines. Workshops are offered in schools and at our Hall. Click below for the current roster!

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Questions?

Reach out to Jessica Bowen, Director of Education & Outreach

jessica@troymusichall.org

(518) 479-9623

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

30 Second Street

Troy, NY 12180

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