Curriculum connections: Communication and Language Arts, Music, History
Suggested grade levels: 4-10
Thomas Cunningham leads the 80-member ISU Symphony Orchestra in a narrated program showcasing the various orchestral instruments and identifying musical motifs in Sounds to Remember Me By.
THE PROGRAM (subject to change)
Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
Elgar’s Enigma Variations (0, 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13)
Julia Seeholzer’s Blood Garnet
Johann Strauss Sr.’s Radetzky March
This concert looks at the ways composers use to sound to draw musical pictures of friends, stories and events. Beethoven weaves a Shakespearean tale into six minutes; Elgar creates miniatures of his closest friends and quirkiest acquaintances; Seezholer alludes to her compositional heroes; Strauss has us clapping our hands to a Field Marshall’s song of victory.
An instrument petting zoo following the performance is an opportunity to see and hear various instruments up close and discover their unique features.