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PreK-2nd Grade Resources

Our Orchestra Community:
Same and Different

Tuesday, October 10 at 10:15am & 12:15pm
Wednesday, October 11 at 10:15am & 12:15pm
Wednesday, February 14 at 10:15am
Tuesday, May 8 at 10:15am

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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. 

Curriculum

Lesson 1 – God Bless America
Lesson 2 – De Colores
Lesson 3 – Our Orchestra Community
Original poetry for Britten Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

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3rd-6th Grade Resources

Our Orchestra Community:
The Power of Listening

Thursday, November 9 at 12:15pm (late show only)
Wednesday, November 29 at 10:15am
Tuesday, February 13 at 10:15am (limited availability)
Tuesday, April 10 at 10:15am

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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. 

Curriculum 

Lesson 1 – God Bless America
Lesson 2 – De Colores
Lesson 3 – Our Orchestra Community
Original poetry for Britten Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Repertoire List
YouTube Playlist

 

Middle and High School Resources

Friday Morning Concerts
@ Kleinhans

All concerts start at 10:30am and last about 2 hours.

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Gershwin Rhapsody
Friday, September 29

Cirque de la Symphonie
Friday, October 27

Debussy’s La Mer
Friday, November 17

JoAnn’s Classical Christmas
Friday, December 8

Boléro!
Friday, January 12

Glenn Miller Orchestra
Friday, February 16

Schumann & Beethoven
Friday, February 23

Dvorak’s Violin
Friday, April 6

Fire and Rain
Friday, April 27

Viva Italia
Friday, May 4

Star-Spangled Spectacular
Friday, May 25

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