School Enrichment Programs for Primary and Secondary Grades
Where do musical instruments come from?
Leonard Solomon proves that they are born from a love of music and a passion for invention. Since he first created The Majestic Bellowphone in 1983, he has been delighting audiences young and old with his interpretations of well-known musical works, performed on some of the most ingenious instruments ever heard or seen.
He interprets classics such as Handel’s Water Music or Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture on a miniature pipe organ built from plumbing parts and coat hanger wire, and he demonstrates the workings of pipes, reeds and homemade whistles. The students are shown how an ordinary drinking straw can become a “beeper,” and how a tube made of dog food cans can produce a surprisingly rich tone.
The Bellowphone Show is enjoyed by teachers and students alike, and is appropriate for all primary and secondary grades. The specific content of any given performance is geared to the grade levels present, and questions from the audience are encouraged after the show.
Some of the Boston area schools that have hosted Leonard Solomon and The Bellowphone Show:
Attleborough High School, Attleborough, MA
Leonard Solomon and
The Majestic Bellowphone