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May 15, 2011 ... “Largo” from Palladio. By Karl Jenkins. The violin is a string instrument. It plays the melody in this song. Melody is the main tune. “Plink,. Plank ...

Symphony Street Adventures with the Orchestra

Jere Flint, conductor Wendy Bennett, co-host and vocalist Katrina Roelle, Millie Rhodes, and Scott Palma, dancers Lee Harper, choreographer Rimsky-Korsakov: “Alborada” from Capriccio espagnol Anderson: “Plink, Plank, Plunk!” Ravel: “The Princess of the Pagodas” Jenkins: “Largo” from Palladio Järnefelt:”Praeludium” *Rimsky-Korsakov: “Flight of the Bumblebee” Copland: “Simple Gifts” from Appalachian Spring Britten: Finale from Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Bagley: “National Emblem March” *“We’re all Family under One Sky,” “Quixote,” and The Mitten” will be performed during the concert but are not on your CD.

Dear Educators and Parents: We hope that you will use this child’s introduction to the instruments of the orchestra to prepare children for the Symphony Street concert. Listen to the Symphony Street CD with your child or students before attending the concert. Talk about the different types of sounds you hear as the various instruments play. Select age-appropriate activity sheets from the ones included in this guide to facilitate further discussion about and interest in the orchestra. A set of activity sheets are included in the Teacher’s packet and are available on the ASO website at We are delighted that your student(s) will have an opportunity to hear the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at a Symphony Street concert. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra provides other opportunities for you to share the joy of music with young people. The Sunday afternoon Family Concert series is designed to be an entertaining learning experience for the whole family. Also on Sunday afternoons, you and your child may enjoy concerts performed by the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. This talented group of student musicians ranging in age from 13-18 performs three subscription concerts a year. We hope you’ll take advantage of these and other concerts to instill in your child a love of orchestral music: a lifelong gift that your child will treasure.

"We're All Family Under One Sky" Each instrument is special. It has its own voice. It plays music in its own way. An orchestra brings all the instruments together. Then their different voices can play one beautiful song.

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“The Princess of the Pagodas” from Mother Goose Suite By Maurice Ravel The voices of the instruments can tell a story together. This music tells the story of a princess. She is turned into an ugly girl by a witch. She has to find the prince who can help her. How does this music help you imagine the story?

“Largo” from Palladio By Karl Jenkins The violin is a string instrument. It plays the melody in this song. Melody is the main tune. “Plink, Plank, Plunk!” also uses string instruments. How do these songs sound alike? How are they different?

"Quixote" By Mannie Klein This song h as a specia l pa the trumpe t. It sounds rt for li Spanish tu ne. Imagine ke a another instrument playing the part o trumpet. Ho w would it s f the ound different?

”Praeludium” By Armas Järnefelt Brass instruments are one kind of voice in this music. A brass instrument is made of a metal tube ending in a bell shape. Trumpets are brass instruments. What are some other brass instruments?

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”The Mitten”

By Mona Lynn Reese This song also uses different musical voices to tell a story. You might know the story called The Mitten. The story is about a boy who loses his mitten. The animals find it. The instruments make different sounds for each animal. What animals do you hear?

“Simple Gifts” from Appalachian Spring Aaron Copland

Finale from Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Benjamin Britten

This music is a ballet. A ballet tells a story without words. This ballet tells the story of people who live in the country. The clarinet is an important musical voice. It is a woodwind instrument. What kinds of scenes do you imagine as you listen?

This music shows off every instrument in the orchestra. Some instruments make banging noises. These instruments are called percussion. They play rhythm. Rhythm is long sounds, short sounds, and in-between sounds. How can you make a rhythm?

“National Emblem March” Edwin Eugene Bagley A march has a strong, steady rhythm. Marches help people walk at the same pace. We hear marches at special events like this concert! ASO Family Concerts October 24, 2010 Halloween Concert Jere Flint, conductor Lee Harper & Dancers 1:30 & 3:30pm

February 13, 2011 Aladdin and the Arabian Nights Jere Flint, conductor Enchantment Theatre Company 1:30 & 3:30pm

May 15, 2011 Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead Jere Flint, conductor Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra 1:30 & 3:30pm For tickets or more information, visit

With deepest gratitude…

Major funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council.

This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts .

ASO Concerts for Young People are sponsored by: Kathy

Griffin Memorial Endowment

Additional funding provided by

GE Energy InterContinental Hotels Group Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation Sartain Lanier Family Foundation Livingston Foundation, Inc. MetLife Foundation Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation

Publix Super Markets and Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. SunTrust Bank Trusteed Foundation – Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund

SunTrust Foundation Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation The Zeist Foundation, Inc.

Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Jere Flint, conductor Fall Concert Sunday, November 14, 2010, 3pm

Winter Concert Sunday, March 13, 2011, 3pm

Spring Concert Sunday, May 8, 2011, 3:00pm


Talent Development Program Spring Recital # 1 April 10, 2011, 4:00 pm Spring Recital # 2 May 1, 2011, 4:00pm

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