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Intermediate Grades 3-8

Young People's Concerts


Thursday, October 18, 2018       
"Musical Mysteries"
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Thursday, February 21, 2019
“Rhythms of Africa" 

 9:30 and 11:30 am | Location: Schuster Center | Cost: $6 per seat; reservation required 
To reserve seats, call Alex Ignatiou at 937-224-3521, ext. 1140   

The Ohio Arts Council provides transportation assistance up to $500. Apply at least 8 weeks prior to the event. More information here 

One of the DPO’s longest-standing traditions!  These concerts give students the opportunity to hear the exciting sounds of a full orchestra in the acoustically perfect Schuster Center.  Students also learn how music connects to many areas of their classroom curriculum.  Teachers receive a study guide and a YouTube playlist of concert excerpts.  At no charge, docents (if available) come to your school to prepare students for the concert.

Musical Mysteries  
This concert will explore the musical evidence that composers, musicians, and conductors leave to send us a message. The audience will discover, observe, and investigate the evidence as they become "Concert Scene Investigators." This concert features the winner of the 2018 Young Musicians Concerto Competition.
Conductor: Patrick Reynolds
Curriculum Connections: Fine Arts, Language Arts, Science

Rhythms of Africa  
Rhythms of Africa is a celebration of the influence of African rhythmic elements on the orchestra and its music. This concert will feature traditional African drummers as well as orchestra music written by American, African American, and Hispanic composers. This concert features Cincinnati-based drumming group Drums of Peace and Dayton Ballet II.
Neal Gittleman and Patrick Reynolds
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts, Social Studies, Fine Arts   

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