Midweeks

PRIME TIME+: Recommended for GRADES 3-6 and up

CALYPSO FUSION
WED, OCT 26, 10 & 11:30 AM
THU, OCT 27, 10 & 11:30 AM

Jonathan Rush, conductor
Josanne Francis, steelpan artist
Positive Vibrations Youth Steel Orchestra Students

SAINT-SAËNS “Fossils” from Carnival of the Animals
JAN BACH Movt. 1 from Concerto for Steelpan and Orchestra
STRAVINSKY Infernal Dance from The Firebird
BRIAN PRECHTL Cassa Jam
JOHNSON Drums

Drums, Drums, Drums – including steelpan drums – are the focus of this concert. Josanne Francis, steelpan artist, joins the BSO for an exploration of percussion instruments, especially those with pitch. Josanne brings with her a group of middle and high school students from Positive Vibrations Youth Orchestra. Other traditional orchestral percussion instruments like xylophone, and timpani, share the spotlight. Don’t miss it!


CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: SCIENCE, SOCIAL STUDIES, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND MOVEMENT

TINY TOTS: Recommended for PRE-K to Grade 2 and up

A SPIRIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS
WED, NOV 30, 10 & 11:30 AM
THU, DEC 1, 10 & 11:30 AM

Jonathan Rush, conductor
Magic Circle Mime Company

ROSSINI (arr. Respighi) La Boutique Fantasque Suite
ANDERSON Sleigh Ride
BACH/Stokowski: Little Fugue in G Minor
STRAUSS Pizzicato Polka
TCHAIKOVSKY Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Trepak from “The Nutcracker Suite”
FAITH Brazilian Sleigh Bells
ANDERSON Excerpts from A Christmas Festival

Three mischievous holiday spirits have their own ideas of what a holiday concert should be. As two of the spirits squabble, the orchestra is caught in the middle. To the rescue comes the spirit of “Music” leading the audience in an unusual holiday sing-a-long that breaks the grinch-like “curse of noise” and returns a holiday spirit to the concert hall.


CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (MIME – THEATER AND STORYTELLING), SCIENCE

MUSIC FOR YOUTH: Recommended for GRADES 4-8 and up

THE JAZZ AGE: HARLEM RENAISSANCE
WED, FEB 8, 10 & 11:30 AM
THU, FEB 9, 10 AM

Jonathan Rush, conductor
Wordsmith, spoken word artist

GERSHWIN Introduction from Porgy & Bess
JAMES P. JOHNSON Harlem Symphony, Movt. III
GERSHWIN (arr. Hershey Kay) “I Got Rhythm” from Girl Crazy
JAMES P. JOHNSON Charleston
PRICE Juba Dance from Symphony 1
STILL “The Blues” from Lenox Avenue
STILL Symphony No. 1 “Afro-American,” Movt. III

Explore the music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance, a period in American history in which the creativity of African Americans left its mark on generations of civil rights activists, artists, and thinkers including Harlem and Negro Dancers by Langston Hughes and Heritage by Gwendolyn B. Bennett.


CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: SOCIAL STUDIES, ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING

PRIME TIME+: Recommended for GRADES 3-6 and up

CLASSICAL KIDS: BEETHOVEN LIVES UPSTAIRS
WED, MAR 29, 10 &11:30 AM
THU, MAR 30, 10 &11:30 AM

Jonathan Rush, conductor
Classical Kids Live!

The world-famous production of Beethoven Lives Upstairs features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle. Their subject: the “madman” who has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph’s home in Vienna. Explore the world of Ludwig van Beethoven with music from his greatest works, including the “Moonlight” Sonata, Für Elise, the Ninth Symphony, and more.


CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: SOCIAL STUDIES, ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY, THEATER, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Midweeks

PRIME TIME+: Recommended for GRADES 3-6 and up

CALYPSO FUSION
WED, OCT 26, 10 & 11:30 AM
THU, OCT 27, 10 & 11:30 AM

Jonathan Rush, conductor
Josanne Francis, steelpan artist
Positive Vibrations Youth Steel Orchestra Students

SAINT-SAËNS “Fossils” from Carnival of the Animals
JAN BACH Movt. 1 from Concerto for Steelpan and Orchestra
STRAVINSKY Infernal Dance from The Firebird
BRIAN PRECHTL Cassa Jam
JOHNSON Drums

Drums, Drums, Drums – including steelpan drums – are the focus of this concert. Josanne Francis, steelpan artist, joins the BSO for an exploration of percussion instruments, especially those with pitch. Josanne brings with her a group of middle and high school students from Positive Vibrations Youth Orchestra. Other traditional orchestral percussion instruments like xylophone, and timpani, share the spotlight. Don’t miss it!


CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: SCIENCE, SOCIAL STUDIES, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND MOVEMENT

TINY TOTS: Recommended for PRE-K to Grade 2 and up

A SPIRIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS
WED, NOV 30, 10 & 11:30 AM
THU, DEC 1, 10 & 11:30 AM

Jonathan Rush, conductor
Magic Circle Mime Company

ROSSINI (arr. Respighi) La Boutique Fantasque Suite
ANDERSON Sleigh Ride
BACH/Stokowski: Little Fugue in G Minor
STRAUSS Pizzicato Polka
TCHAIKOVSKY Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Trepak from “The Nutcracker Suite”
FAITH Brazilian Sleigh Bells
ANDERSON Excerpts from A Christmas Festival

Three mischievous holiday spirits have their own ideas of what a holiday concert should be. As two of the spirits squabble, the orchestra is caught in the middle. To the rescue comes the spirit of “Music” leading the audience in an unusual holiday sing-a-long that breaks the grinch-like “curse of noise” and returns a holiday spirit to the concert hall.


CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (MIME – THEATER AND STORYTELLING), SCIENCE

MUSIC FOR YOUTH: Recommended for GRADES 4-8 and up

THE JAZZ AGE: HARLEM RENAISSANCE
WED, FEB 8, 10 & 11:30 AM
THU, FEB 9, 10 AM

Jonathan Rush, conductor
Wordsmith, spoken word artist

GERSHWIN Introduction from Porgy & Bess
JAMES P. JOHNSON Harlem Symphony, Movt. III
GERSHWIN (arr. Hershey Kay) “I Got Rhythm” from Girl Crazy
JAMES P. JOHNSON Charleston
PRICE Juba Dance from Symphony 1
STILL “The Blues” from Lenox Avenue
STILL Symphony No. 1 “Afro-American,” Movt. III

Explore the music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance, a period in American history in which the creativity of African Americans left its mark on generations of civil rights activists, artists, and thinkers including Harlem and Negro Dancers by Langston Hughes and Heritage by Gwendolyn B. Bennett.


CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: SOCIAL STUDIES, ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING

PRIME TIME+: Recommended for GRADES 3-6 and up

CLASSICAL KIDS: BEETHOVEN LIVES UPSTAIRS
WED, MAR 29, 10 &11:30 AM
THU, MAR 30, 10 &11:30 AM

Jonathan Rush, conductor
Classical Kids Live!

The world-famous production of Beethoven Lives Upstairs features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle. Their subject: the “madman” who has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph’s home in Vienna. Explore the world of Ludwig van Beethoven with music from his greatest works, including the “Moonlight” Sonata, Für Elise, the Ninth Symphony, and more.


CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: SOCIAL STUDIES, ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY, THEATER, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING