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2019-2020 Music for Youth Concert Series

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Opposites Attract

Pre-K & Kindergarten

This new offering for PreK and Kindergarten learners introduces our littlest concertgoers to the orchestra and the magic of live music. The performance takes place in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans for a more intimate experience and includes music, movement, and singing with the full orchestra and a guide. Explore the basic building blocks of music: high and low, loud and soft, fast and slow, in this interactive program featuring music by Mozart, Brahms, Bernstein, and more.

This program aligns with Common Core Learning Standards for ELA and Literacy.

Moving and Grooving

1st-4th Grades

How does music move? Using rhythm and meter as our guides, we’ll explore how music can demonstrate, express and encourage movement. We’ll hear how composers depict mechanical movement, as well as movement in nature.  We’ll feel how dances of different cultures can make us move in different ways. Students will listen, conduct, sing and dance in this interactive program featuring a diverse selection of music that makes us move!

This program aligns with Common Core Learning Standards for ELA and Literacy.

Music and Emotion

5th-8th Grades

How can music express and evoke emotions?  Through the lenses of rhythm, meter and tempo, we’ll explore how different qualities in musical movement can inform our emotional experience of that music. How can a march be both jubilant like Mendelssohn’s Wedding March and somber like Beethoven’s funeral march in his 3rd symphony? How can Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Bernstein each depict the intense emotions in the Romeo and Juliet love story in unique ways that affect how we feel while listening? This program will encourage active listening and questioning so we can better understand the power that music has for us!

This program aligns with Common Core Learning Standards for ELA and Literacy.

Friday Morning Concerts 

Middle and High School

These full-length BPO concerts on Friday mornings give middle and high school students a chance to hear complete pieces of repertoire in a casual atmosphere.