The Warren Symphony Society is committed to bringing the classical music experience to area youth. Symphonies will only survive long-term if we expose youth to this music and create a lifelong interest.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11:00 am
Warren Woods Community Theatre
Youth Concerts Series
Music Director Gregory Cunningham
The Warren Symphony Orchestra
The Orchestra –
Myth, Magic and More
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11:00 am
The 2013 WSO Youth Concerts will give students an up close and personal opportunity to hear and see various instruments of the orchestra. Demonstrated by the members of the WSO, they journey through orchestral music of the past 180 years inspired by legends and stories from around the world.
|WSO Youth Concert Program|
|National Anthem||John Stafford Smith (music)|
|Audience Sing-Along||Francis Scott Key (words)|
|John Henry (1940)
|Overture from “William Tell” (1829)||Gioacomo Rossini|
|“In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 (1875)||Edvard Grieg|
|Berceuse and Finale from “The Firebird” (1919)||Igor Stravinsky|
|Selections from Harry Potter (2001)
Our concerts are aimed primarily at 4th and 5th grade students, but children of all ages will find them engaging. Home School groups are most welcome. We provide educational materials that help prepare students for a rich, rewarding, entertaining, and inspiring— as well as educational— experience.
See General Information, Activities, and Links below.
- Academy of the Sacred Heart Lower School
- Academy of the Sacred Middle School for Girls
- Deerfield Elementary
- Prevall Academy
- St. Peter’s Lutheran School
- Woodland Park Academy
- Warren Consolidated Schools:
- Green Acres
- Willow Woods
General Information, Activities, and Links
Information on the story of these works, lesson plans, links to professional orchestras and other general musical websites, as well as puzzles & games and composer biographies can be found below:
|John HenryCopland Biography pdf
John Henry lesson plan pdf
Story of John Henry mp3 link
|“William Tell” Overture Rossini/William Tell bio pdf
Story of William tell pdf
William Tell lesson plan pdf
|“In the Hall of the Mountain King “
Peer Gynt information pdf
|“The Firebird”Firebird information pdf
Firebird lesson plan pdf
|Selections from Harry PotterJohn Williams biography pdf
Harry Potter notes link
The music of Henry Potter- Wikipedia link
After the Concert…..
Hear the music again!
If you’d like to listen to music of the concert or buy a CD of pieces played at the concert, by mid-February you will find a few suggestions to hear other orchestras perform the same works here:
- John Henry
The Copland Collection Orchestral & Ballet Works, 1936-1948, Aaron Copland (conductor) , New York Philharmonia, Sony Classical Recording. This recording includes two other delightful works: “Fanfare of the Common Man” and the familiar “Rodeo:Hoedown”
- William Tell Overture
Reader’s Digest Music: William Tell: Classic Overtures, National Philharmonic Orchestra , Reader’s Digest Music Recording
- In the Hall of the Mountain King
Grieg: Greatest Hits, Eugene Ormandy (conductor), The Philadelphia Orchestra, RCA
- Berceuse and Finale from “The Firebird“
Star Trek, Philharmonic Rock Orchestr, Naxos Recording
- Harry Potter
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone (AKA Philosopher’s Stone) Original Motion Picture, John Williams (Composer), Atlantic Recordings
Kids – enter the Coloring Contest
Attention kids – complete the crossword puzzle and coloring pages for the Warren Symphony 2013 Youth Concert!
Teachers, email us to receive the answer sheet.
Kids who send their completed sheets will be entered into a drawing to win a classical music CD and tickets to a Warren Symphony concert! Send the completed crossword puzzle and coloring page to:
Warren Symphony Orchestra
4504 East Nine Mile Road
Warren, MI 48091