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Strings 'Round the World

This inventive program offers a sampling of the unique and wonderful music from the many cultures that come together in the United States of America. Using a world map, the audience is guided on a trip around the musical world that is lively, interactive, and educational.

Pennsylvania Curriculum Standards

(A=Assembly; W=Workshop; R=Residency)

9.1 Production, Performance and Exhibition of Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts A

9.2 Historical and Cultural Context A

15.4 Learning Through Experience A

Art Form(s): Music

Genre: Classical, Popular

Instrument(s): Violin, Viola, Cello

Musicopia offers quality
“Little Ones” programming
for Early Learning Centers

Assembly, Workshop, and Residency Offerings

Strings 'Round the World Assembly

This inventive program offers a sampling of the unique and wonderful music from many cultures around the world. Using a world map, the audience is guided on a musical adventure starting in the Americas and traveling thru major countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. The program is lively and educational with audience participation from beginning to end.


Best for: K-8  •  Special Needs  •  After-School/Community

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Featuring: Barnett String Quartet

The Barnett String Quartet, led by Davis Barnett, is one of Musicopia’s founding performing groups. The Quartet has been performing with Musicopia for more than 35 years and offers two of Musicopia’s most requested assembly programs, Strings 'Round the World and Catch the Vibrations, in addition to a host of pre-school programs and workshops.


Davis Barnett studied with the Curtis String Quartet and is a graduate of the New School of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He actively performs in many freelance groups throughout the Philadelphia area, including the Pennsylvania Ballet, Opera Company Orchestra, Philly Pops, and Concerto Soloists. An experienced and dedicated educator, Davis has taught in the Central High School Music Department in the School District of Philadelphia. Known for his original program ideas, Davis has also developed numerous new programs for Musicopia including: "Strings-Round the World" and "Catch the Vibrations.”

Joined Musicopia: 1980