Young People’s Concert

February 2, 2018!

Our Young People’s Concert will take place at 10:30am on February 2 at DECC Symphony Hall. We look forward to hosting you and your students for a presentation of:

Once Upon a Time…

Along with your tickets to this concert, you will receive online access to curriculum about the composers, the orchestra and the music! Beethoven’s Symphony no. 6 teaches us about programmatic music—music that paints a picture and tells a story. This exciting storytelling continues with Strauss’ Till Eulenspielgel’s Merry Pranks! In this piece, you hear all of his silly endeavors including a horse ride through the market and the slamming of the door as he is locked away for his tricks! Along with the programmatic aspects of the music, you will also receive lessons on the life of these two renowned composers. Curriculum has been organized by Deb Rausch, an educator and DSSO French horn player along with DSSO Executive Director, Rebecca Petersen. The program is approximately 40 mins in length and will include narration and some additional words from Music Director, Dirk Meyer. This is a full, symphony orchestra—representing all families: winds, brass, percussion and strings. The repertoire for this concert lends itself to relevance in several subject matters—language and writing, history and of course music! And don’t forget the social lessons learned by attending in a performance! We send along a “Concert Etiquette Guide” to help prepare your students for what to expect as an audience member in a symphony hall or theater! Sometimes this aspect is the most exciting for the students! We’ve even had classes get all dressed up to attend the Symphony!

Curriculum Outline

Beethoven: Symphony no. 6

Bernstein: Candide Overture

Strauss: Til Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Winner of the DSSO Young Artist Competition

Lucie Han, violin

Wieniawski: Violin Concerto, no. 2, mvt. 1

Concert Etiquette Guide







What is a Young People’s Concert?

The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra (DSSO) performs a Young People’s Concert whenever programming allows. These programs are specifically designed to educate youth about the symphony and symphonic music.

Contact Heidi Lord, [email protected] for details about curriculum and to reserve your tickets!

YPC concert invitation 17.18

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