Music and the World Around Us
Grades 1-4, Concert 1 (approximately 40 minutes)
Tuesday, October 8 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, November 26 at 10:30 AM
Music is all around us and generations of composers have been inspired by the sights and sounds of their surroundings. Whether found in the natural world or in man-made spaces, we’ll explore how these creative minds have translated the sounds they hear into orchestral music.
Wonderful World of Woodwinds
Grades 1-4, Concert 2 (approximately 40 minutes)
Tuesday, January 28 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, February 25 at 10:30 AM
Last year you met the strings; this year, get to know the musicians in the heart of the orchestra – the WOODWINDS! Flutes, oboes, clarinets and bassoons – and their cousins small and large, from piccolo to contra-bassoon, these are the members of the woodwind family. You will learn how their sounds are made and how they are used in the orchestra.
Grades 5-8, Concert 1 (approximately 50 minutes)
Tuesday, October 15 at 10:30 AM
Monday, November 25 at 10:30 AM
When you think of dancing, you might think of your favorite band. We will explore great works for music that represent a variety of dance styles. In addition to the waltz, tarantella, and mambo, we have some surprises in store for you! Join the CSO and guest performers as they showcase some of their best moves.
Grades 5-8, Concert 2 (approximately 50 minutes)
Wednesday, January 22 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, February 18 at 10:30 AM
Science come to Music Hall! Sure, music is about making beautiful sounds but just how are those sounds made? How can classical music represent and demonstrate ideas in science? We’ll explore science concepts in a fun, interactive way that integrates orchestral music with science standards.
CSO/CSYO Side-by Side Concert
Grades 4-12 (approximately 1 hour)
Wednesday, April 23 at 10:30 AM
Each season the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra combines forces with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to perform an exciting side-by-side concert. Little can be more inspiring than the spectacle of almost 200 musicians on stage playing some of the world’s finest music together.
A special feature of the concert is the performance of movements from the solo concerto repertoire by the winner of the annual CSYO Concerto Competition. Audience members are given the rare opportunity to see and hear their peers performing next to professional musicians and as soloists with the CSO. The Side-by-Side is a truly exciting event and is recommended for students in grades 4-12.
High School Groups
The CSO welcomes high school groups to enjoy a CSO Friday morning concert featuring world-renown guest soloists. Visit our Group Sales web page or feel free to email Group Sales for more information.
CSO Young People’s Concert Teacher’s Guide
To help introduce your students to orchestral music and the experience of live performance, a Teacher’s Guide with lesson plans and CDs of music to be performed is available. These materials, created in part by the CSO’s Advisory Committee for Education (ACE), enable teachers to make the most of their students’ concert-going experience.
In an effort to provide a more robust Teacher’s Guide, the full guide is available online for download. The online guide features links and other items of interest not available in hard copy. For the 2013-2014 season, guides will not be sent automatically. If you would like a hard copy of the guide, please be sure to enclose an additional $5 with your order to offset postage costs. CDs will be sent for all orders at no charge.
For any questions regarding education concerts, please call 513.621.1919
*Sound Discoveries: Music for Life is made possible thanks to The Corbett Educational Endowment established by Mrs. Patricia Corbett and The Corbett Foundation.
CSO Young People's Concerts are made possible by a generous gift from the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation.