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Teacher Resources

A2_MG_5904Arie Lipsky demonstrates Jupiter themes on flute at Hill Auditorium


A2SO 2018 Middle School Youth Concert Teacher Resource Materials

Coming Fall of 2017


Online Resources for Link Up

Access all of Carnegie Hall's materials for Link Up, including electronic versions of the Teacher Guide and the Student Guide. You must create a login and password to access these materials.

Link Up Materials
Hill Auditorium worksheet


A2SO Youth Concert Teaching Materials Archive

Firebird! Middle School Youth Concert (2017)
Middle School Youth Concert (2016)
Red White & Flutes (2015) - Teacher Materials
Red White & Flutes (2015) - Student Workbook
The Planets (2014)
A World of Music (2013)
Once Upon a Timpani (2012)
Sea to Shining Sea (2011)


A2SO Program Notes for Kids Archive

Program Notes for Kids are provided to kids who attend our Mainstage concerts. Each edition provides composer biographies, information about the pieces, and suggests some things to listen for in each piece.

Verdi Requiem (April 2018) - Verdi, Requiem
Blue Cathedral (March 2018) - Higdon, Blue Cathedral; Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 1; Schumann, Symphony No. 1 "Spring"
Mozart Birthday Bash (January 2018) - Fellman, Reflections on Mozart: Big Bend; Mozart, Symphony No. 1; Mozart, Clarinet Concerto; Mozart, Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"
William Tell (November 2017) - Rossini, Overture to William Tell; Dvorak, Violin Concerto No. 1; Shostakovich, Symphony No. 15
Ludwig & The Kings (October 2017) - Beethoven, Symphony No. 8; Ellington, King Solomon from Three Black Kings; Bloch, Schelomo: Hebraic Rhapsody; Handel, Excerpts from Solomon
Opening Night Gala: Broadway, Bernstein, Bravissimo! (September 2017) - Bernstein, Overture to Candide; Arias by Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi; Bernstein, Overture to Westside Story; Songs by Gershwin and Porter; Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition

Verdi: Viva L'Italia (May 2017) - Rossini, Semiramide Overture; Verdi, Opera Choruses; Tchaikovsky, Capriccio Italien; Respighi, Pines of Rome
Firebird (March 2017) - Schachter, Freylekhe Tanzen; Grieg, Piano Concerto in A minor; Debussy, Nocturnes; Stravinsky, Firebird Suite
Mozart Birthday Bash (January 2017) - Tchaikovsky, Suite No. 4 "Mozartiana;" Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 21; Mozart, Symphony No. 39
Tchaikovsky & Friends (November 2016) - Daugherty, Strut; Shostakovich, Violin Concerto; Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6
Romeo & Juliet (October 2016) - Brahms, Tragic Overture; Haydn, Sinfonia Concertante; Prokofiev, Romeo & Juliet
Opening Night with Jon Kimura Parker (September 2016) - Shostakovich, Festive Overture; Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier Suite; Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 2

The Planets (April 2016) - Chambers, The Tall-Eared Fox and the Wild-Eyed Man; Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto; Holst, The Planets
Harp Magic (March 2016) - Handel, Overture and Ballo from Ariodante; Ginastera, Harp Concerto; Brahms, Symphony No. 2
Mozart Birthday Bash (January 2016) - Mozart, Abduction from the Seraglio
Mendelssohn "Italian" (November 2015)- Sibelius, Karelia Suite & Valse Triste; Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 3; Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 4
Romantic Tchaikovsky (October 2015) - Kodaly, Suite from Hary Janos; Tchaikovsky, Pezzo Capriccioso; Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme; Dvorak, Symphony No. 6
Beethoven Festival with Garrick Ohlsson (September 2015) - Beethoven, Symphony No. 3; Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3; Beethoven, Choral Fantasy

Mahler 5 (April 2015)- Bach, Concerto for Two Violins; Mahler, Symphony 5
Absolut Russian (March 2015)- Shostakovich, Symphony No. 10; Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet; Borodin, Polovtsian Dances
Mozart Birthday Bash (January 2015)- Mozart, Adagio & Fugue; Mozart, Oboe Concerto; Mozart, Arias from The Abduction from the Seraglio; Mozart, Et Incarnatus Est from The Great Mass; Mozart, Exsultate Jubilate; Mozart, Symphony No. 40
Tchaikovsky & Friends (November 2014)- Rossini, Overture to La scala di seta; Schumann, Symphony No. 3; Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1
Made in the USA (October 2014)- Bernstein, Chichester Psalms; Barber, Violin Concerto; Daugherty, Route 66; Gershwin, An American in Paris
Beethoven Festival with Andre Watts (September 2014) - Beethoven, Leonore Overture No. 3; Beethoven, Symphony No. 5; Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 5


 Online Music Games, Apps and other Resources

Carnegie Hall Listening Adventures
LA Philharmonic Van Beethoven: Orchestra VR
Minnesota Orchestra Guide to the Orchestra
New York Philharmonic Kidzone
New York Philharmonic: Build Your Own Orchestra - Beethoven
New York Philharmonic: Build Your Own Orchestra - Mozart
Philharmonia UK: The Orchestra App


Other Resources for Teachers

Classroom Concerts: Brass Quintet
Topic: Prepare for Brass Quintet Classroom Concert
Tasks: Identify brass instrument parts, make your own brass instrument, repertoire exploration, how to be a good audience member

Classroom Concerts: Reed Trio
Topic: Prepare for a Reed Trio Classroom Concert
Tasks: Identify reed instruments, make your own reed instrument, repertoire exploration, how to be a good audience member

Classroom Concerts: String Quartet
Topic: Prepare for String Quartet Classroom Concert
Tasks: Identify string instrument parts, make your own string instrument, repertoire exploration, how to be a good audience member

String Instrument Coloring
Topic: Parts of the string instruments
Tasks: Coloring page

How to be a good audience member
Topic: Concert etiquette
Tasks: Activities to brainstorm and act out good and bad audience behavior, talking points, and a quiz

Presenting the Orchestra: Activities for Young Music-Makers
Topic: A 16-page activity book that explores all facets of the orchestra: Instrument families, The Musicians, The Conductor, The Composer, and Going to A Concert

A2SO Sound Science
Topic: The Science of Sound: What causes vibrations, loud vs. soft, high vs. low
Tasks: Word search, fill-in the blanks, drawing and describing.