YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONCERTS
May 7, 2013
The annual Young People's Concerts will bring together approximately 6,000 fourth grade children from almost 100 different elementary schools in Springfield and many surrounding rural communities to listen to live symphonic music and to gain valuable exposure to the elements of musical styles and eras. Each of the Young People's Concerts is specifically designed to be an in-depth learning experience.
Three concerts are planned for May 8, 2012, at a location to be determined. On the day of the performances, the children are brought to the concerts by school busses, seated together by classes with their teachers, and treated to an enriching cultural experience. The music is interspersed with entertaining facts about each composition. Musical instrumentation is explained, as are differences in musical styles.
Following each performance, the teachers follow up with each class attending in discussing important elements of the musical experience so as to integrate the concert experience into the students' curriculum.