Midweek Concert: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Midweek Concert

Prime Time+: Grades 3-6

Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Becky Mossing, narrator
Joseph Wos, illustrator

ROSSINI Finale from William Tell Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz from Serenade for Strings
J. STRAUSS Pizzicato Polka
GABRIELI Antiphonal Music for Brass, Canzon Ch. 172
PRECHTL Percussion Piece TBA
MENDELSSOHN Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream
BRITTEN Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Take a musical journey around the orchestra and learn about the different instrument sounds, from the distinctive trumpets in the William Tell Overture to the beautiful melodies in Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra shines the spotlight on the instruments of the orchestra, enhanced by illustrations created on the spot during the performance.

Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Science (Classification of Instruments)

Click here to read the Young Person's Guide to the Symphony Teacher Activity Guide

If you are reserving tickets for a large group or have special requests, please fill out our reservation request form - Mid-Week Reservation Form. Please note  that groups of 200 or more are required to use the reservation request form.