Student Matinee Series

The Newman Center’s popular student matinee series features four performances during the 2023-24 season. In addition to the inspiring performances, an in-class curriculum that integrates music, dance, social-emotional learning and core subjects through the lens of the artists featured on stage is experienced. Students have the chance to learn about the artists before they see the show, or investigate a variety of cultures and performers in the classroom. The growing bank of digital curricula for K-12 students includes standard-based lesson plans, learning projects, visual content, worksheets, projects and assessment – everything teachers need for easy implementation. Best of all, it is available free for anyone to use.

“For many of my students, this was the very first concert they had ever attended, and they LOVED it!”

Christine Kamiskie music teacher, Knapp Elementary

Upcoming Student Matinees

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Okareka: Mana Wahine

Mar 11, 10:15am

One of the leading contemporary Maori dance companies in New Zealand, their celebrated work reflects cultural beliefs, colonial history and the role of women in a vibrant and moving multi-media performance.


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Urban Bush Women

Apr 12, 10:15am

Urban Bush Women present groundbreaking work that centers women (+) and members of the African diaspora. Legacy + Lineage + Liberation is a collection of clasic works that transcend genre, illuminating overlooked perspectives that contribute to our national conversation around equity and justice.

The performance will take place at South High School and registration has been closed.

Thank you to our 2023-24 Newman Center Visionary Sponsor the Genesee Mountain Foundation! 
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