Barrels to Beethoven is an organization focused on Arts Education, Making and Innovation. Our programs utilize the steelpan, a musical instrument from the Caribbean, as the tool and basis for our educational programming. Barrels to Beethoven provides engaging, entertaining and interactive opportunities for the public, especially youth, to learn about the steelpan, music theory and performance technique. The ultimate goal of the organization is to provide a unique option for arts education as well as develop a new generation of steelpan players, builders, teachers and tuners, ensuring the growth and advancement of the instrument. The performance will feature both the youth ensemble and the professional band.
The Rhythm Is Life Steel Band formed in 2005 to provide a learning lab for band directors who were teaching steel pan groups in their schools. The sound mixes Caribbean island music (calypso, soca, and reggae) with rock, pop, and other musics from around the world. Thanks to the City of Glendale Performing Arts Partnership Grant, this concert is free and open to the public.
NGC Couva Joylanders Titans of Steel, Ramajay featuring 6 big bands. Doors open at 7pm.
Central’s Flying Pans Steel Band and Flying Pans Alumni Steel Band perform a joint concert featuring Caribbean music for the Homecoming festivities. At 1pm in Douwstra Auditorium on Central’s campus. Free and open to the public.
Tribute to Ken “Professor” Philmore, under the patronage of the Philmore family. All are welcome.
Keston Philmore Marchan
Professor songs by:
Del Toro and more.
Miami Panorama, participating bands: Lauderhill Steel Ensemble, Miami Vibez Steel Orchestra, New Generation Branches, Resurrection Steel Orchestra, Sticks ‘n Tones Inc. Featuring: Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra in their first U. S. appearance since Panorama TnT “So Long I Ain’t See Yuh”.
Music Literacy & Education Conference. Come and join in on the discussions as we attempt to bridge gaps that currentli exist. Conference Chair: Dr. Mia Gormandy-Benjamin, Assistant Professor of Music UTT. Witness the soft launch of PanNotation.
The conference is free to the public. However seats are going fast, so be sure to register via this link.
Stars of Trinidad and Tobago. Line up: Renegades Steel Orchestra, Desperadoes Steel Orchestra, Trinidad All Stars, Blaxx, D’ All Starz, Anslem Douglas.
Powder People all aboard Miami Carnival Parade with Massy Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra.
Mark Loquan Music under the auspices of the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts brings to YOU, the people of Trinidad & Tobago “a gift” celebrating Mark Loquan’s 20th year of music for the steelpan.
Come out and enjoy a grand evening of music under the baton of Artistic Director/Conductor Akua Leith. Featuring: National Steel Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra, National Theatre Arts Company, Destra Garcia, Liam Teague, Len “Boogsie” Sharpe, The Lydians, UTT Jazz Ensemble, Rachel Shanaqua Fortune, and Johanna Chuckaree.
Tickets will be available on a first come first served basis at NAPA box office from Thursday 10th October – Saturday 12th October. There is a LIMIT OF 2 TICKETS PER PERSON. Ticket reservations WILL NOT be accepted.