Myth, Magic & More: 2012-2013 Season 40 Youth Concerts

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.

Join us! Fill out this 2013 pdf form and return it to us via fax or mail or fill out this online form to reserve your students’ seats for our 2013 concert:

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11:00 am

Warren Woods Community Theatre


Youth Concert

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)
Aaron Copland
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)
John Williams


Who Should Attend our Youth Concerts? Warren Symphony Orchestra

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.


[expand title=”We welcome students from…“]Gregory Cunningham Music Director

  • 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:
    • Angus
    • Black
    • Cromie
    • Fillmore
    • Green Acres
    • Harwood
    • Hatherly
    • Holden
    • Jefferson
    • Lean
    • Siersma
    • Susick
    • Wilde
    • Wilkerson
    • 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 HenryJohn HenryCopland Biography pdf
John Henry lesson plan pdf
Story of John Henry mp3 link
William Tell“William Tell” Overture  Rossini/William Tell bio pdf
Story of William tell pdf
William Tell lesson plan pdf
The Mountain KingIn the Hall of the Mountain King

Peer Gynt information pdf
The Firebird“The Firebird”Firebird information pdf
Firebird lesson plan pdf
Harry PotterSelections 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

Coloring Page

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