Inside the Orchestra for Schools is an interactive 50-minute program geared towards students in K-8th grade. The audience is seated on the floor and surrounded by a professional orchestra. This program features 14-16 professional musicians, a modern dancer from Hannah Kahn Dance, and an opera singer from Central City Opera. The conductor faces the students during the performance and teaching artist from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts engages them throughout the program, asking questions and teaching them about the music as it is playing around them.
Students are treated to up-close-and-personal demos by the strings, woodwinds, horns and percussion. Scripting is designed to not only introduce musical concepts but to tie to the curriculum that children are studying in other subjects. Students are introduced to key elements of symphonic music such as transitions, orchestral “color”, and identifying the emotional quality of different types of music. In addition, one child is given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to conduct the orchestra.
After the performance, there will be about 15 minutes for the kids to meet the musicians, see their instruments up close, and ask them questions.
Find out more information about the program, ticketing, and register online at insidetheorchestra.org/