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2017-2018 Music for Youth Concert Series

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Our Orchestra Community: Same and Different

Pre-K-2nd Grades

This orchestra you hear and see
is a small community.
Instruments from many lands
are played with lips, brains, hearts, and hands.©

So begins the new poetry commissioned from Amy Ludwig VanDerwater for this year’s youth concerts.  Join us as we celebrate the diverse community of the orchestra!

Being able to recognize and appreciate similarities and differences is an important skill for young learners and this program exercises this skill through active listening.  Using Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra as the centerpiece of this program, we compare and contrast the unique sounds in the orchestra community using Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s beautiful poetic imagery as a guide.  Students will actively hear and feel differences in the music, such as high/low, fast/slow and loud/soft through engaged listening and movement.  Celebrating our diverse community beyond the concert hall we include sing-alongs of God Bless America and the beautiful Mexican folk song, De Colores.  Come discover different sounds blending together in harmony in our musical community.

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

© by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater. All rights reserved. 

Our Orchestra Community: The Power of Listening

3RD-6TH Grades

This orchestra you hear and see
is a small community.
Instruments from many lands
are played with lips, brains, hearts, and hands.©

So begins the new poetry commissioned from Amy Ludwig VanDerwater for this year’s youth concerts.  Join us as we celebrate the diverse community of the orchestra!

Buffalo has always been the City of Good Neighbors, where we work together with respect and encouragement. How do we achieve this?  Just like in the orchestra, we actively listen to each other!  Using Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra as the centerpiece of this program, we explore the unique sounds of the instruments using Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s beautiful poetic imagery as a guide.  Students will learn how musicians work together using the musical tools of expression – meter, tonality, dynamics and tempo.  Celebrating our diverse community beyond the concert hall we include sing-alongs of God Bless America and the beautiful Mexican folk song, De Colores.  Music can help us discover the power of listening to promote understanding, both in and out of the classroom.

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

© by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater. All rights reserved. 

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.