Our most cherished Lab programs present at theaters, schools and community spaces across the country.
Our concerts are a great fit with organizations who are interested in building diverse, vibrant audiences through innovative programming.
Not only do our programs value different genres, art forms and sciences, Canvas embraces the exchange of ideas between them. Our programming is informative without lecturing, and entertaining without dumbing down. In this way, our audiences are just as comfortable learning from us about Rachmaninoff as they are Freddie Mercury.
Does this sound familiar? Is innovative classical-leaning programming your jam? Would you like to discuss bringing one of our concerts to your organization? Contact us here.
Recent studies have shown that, while entertainment value ranks at the top of the list, young adults want to leave a cultural experience having learned something new.
While program notes written by music historians and pre-concert lectures and Q+A sessions to help prepare audiences for what they’re about to hear, Canvas takes learning one step further.
Rooted in years of lecture and presentation experience, Canvas founder and artistic director Lynn Hutchinson believes education can be effectively woven into the programming itself, allowing audiences access to information as the music unfolds. Using visual aids, musical examples and speech, Canvas programs make “going under the hood” personal and, dare we say, fun.
Does your audience like to listen and learn? Would you like to learn more about working with Canvas? Contact us here.
Bringing Lab concerts to you
Lab programs are portable. All of our past programs feature two to five musicians at a time, making our concerts an attractive choice for small theaters, museums, libraries, private homes and schools. As additional options, we offer pre-concert lectures and Q+As for audience members, masterclasses for advancing young musicians, and community seminars that engage on a deeper level.
If you are interested in bringing one of our programs to you or your organization, please contact us here.
Classical music audiences are changing. Programs that appeal to popular music listeners and young audiences boost maintain ticket sales. Cover band concerts and playing movie scores live-to-picture have become commonplace in many of our nation’s finest symphony halls.
Canvas supports all music and finds value in just about every musical context. But we also believe that programming can and should reflect the high level of craft and creativity fostered in the serious music community while also appealing to larger pools of potential audience members. To that end, we offer the kind of thoughtful, unique, high-quality programming that orchestras need for modern audiences. Currently, four of our past programs are available for orchestra:
Canvas is fully equipped to develop more of our programs for orchestra. If you are interested in working with Canvas to premiere one of our programs in orchestral arrangement with your ensemble or school, contact us here.
Bringing classical-leaning programming to schools
While the cost of operating schools is on the rise, state and federal funding of music in public schools has steadily decreased for the last twenty years. General subject teachers are commonly teaching basic music education, even if they themselves can’t sing a note!
While we hope everyone will consider investing in their neighborhood school’s ongoing music needs, we would love the opportunity to share a love of learning about music with your students. Canvas is passionate about giving kids the opportunity to see and hear classical music and instruments up close.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of bringing Canvas to your school, please contact us here.