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Class Notes Concerts Preview: Artu Duo

Artu Duo (Ruth Marshall, cello; Garret Ross, piano) Kat Larrea

September 20, 2021

Welcome to Class Notes Concerts!

After a year of Virtual Class Notes Concerts, YourClassical MPR is returning to the classroom with In-Person School Visits and Live Virtual Concerts. 

Each year, YourClassical MPR reaches tens of thousands of students across Minnesota through the Class Notes Concerts program. Designed to engage and inspire elementary students through live musical performance, these concerts help cultivate active listening skills and allow students to experience the joy of music.

For more information on booking a concert, check out our Class Notes Concerts 2021-2022 Artist Menu or contact classnotes@mpr.org.

In the coming weeks, we will publish a Class Notes Concert Preview for each artist or ensemble. Find each preview on the YourClassical Music Lessons Page.

These previews will feature:

  • Audio and video of each ensemble/artist to use in the classroom or enjoy on your own.

  • Ideas, information, and activities to prepare students for an in-person concert or a Live Virtual Field Trip. This information can also be used as a reinforcement tool after students experience an in-person/live virtual concert or as a classroom resource. 

This Class Notes Concert preview features Artu Duo.

1. Begin by watching and listening to Artu Duo perform some music by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Learn more about Ludwig van Beethoven in this YourClassical Music Lesson.

2. Ruth plays the cello (CHE-llow). In the next video, she will talk a little bit about her instrument.

3. The first video featured two instruments- piano and violin. As you watch and listen to the next piece (also by Beethoven!) think about characteristics or features of each instrument. Think about what emotions or feelings this music communicates. Create a listening grid like the one below to guide your listening and help you organize your observations.

Listening Grid
Listening Grid
Wikimedia Commons/Katie Condon

4. Find more lessons, activities, and information about Artu Duo in this curriculum and these lesson plans.

5. Want to learn more about Artu Duo and their music? Book an in-person or Live Virtual Class Notes Concerts here, or contact classnotes@mpr.org for more information about Artu Duo.