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Open to public, private and home schools, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerts offer a comprehensive educational experience that enriches in-school learning. Participating groups receive access to a curriculum which includes lesson plans, student worksheets and a CD of all music to be performed. The programs are geared toward grades three through eight and meets all state and local academic standards, lending themselves to integration with other curriculum areas, such as language arts and social studies.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Students in grades 3 to 8 will discover the universe through music such as Holst’s The Planets and Hollywood’s Star Wars. Rocket around the stars with Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra, also known as the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony. This concert features special photographs of space and the planets from the University of Michigan’s Astronomy projects.
Teacher Workshop: The Planets
Tue, Jan 21, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Washtenaw Intermediate School District
1819 S Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
In preparation for the 2014 Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra youth concert, participants will explore the music to be performed at The Planets youth concert and activities to incorporate the music into the curriculum. Light refreshments will be provided.
Repertoire to be performed at this concert:
R. Strauss, Introduction to Also Sprach Zarathustra
Holst, Mars and Jupiter from The Planets
Mozart, Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter" (movement 4)
J. Strauss, Music of the Spheres
Lalo, Concerto for Cello (movement 3)
Williams (arr. Burden), Star Wars Medley
Teacher Resource Materials will be available in the fall.