"The Beat Goes On: A Musical Look at Perseverance, Pace, and Pulse in Music"
Because the theme of this concert deals with concepts of beat, tempo and duration, the activities for each piece also relate to these musical elements.More Details >
Community Pride: A Musical Look at Communication, Cooperation and Conviction
Downloadable Curriculum Material for the 2011 Youth and Family Concert Series.
All of us, young and old, use the word "driving" in many different ways in our everyday language - everything from "driving a car" to having the "drive" to achieve our dreams. In all of those instances, the same ingredients are necessary: having a goal, staying on course, and not giving up.
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From Mozart to Berlioz to John Williams, listen to pieces that highlight the clear rhythmical structure of dance and march music. You will hear dances that are slow, fast, happy, and sad, and marches that are funny, scary, and serious. Put on your dancing or marching shoes and enjoy the concert!More Details >
"Musicianship From the Inside Out"
This handbook provides a creative and fun way for students and teachers to explore together the inner workings of the discipline of music. This booklet sheds light on subjects that are rarely discussed: How do we become great teachers to ourselves? How do we manage performance anxiety? How do we convey authentic emotion? We invite each student to come up with his or her own answers.
"What do you hear?"
Downloadable curriculum material for La Traviata and FidelioMore Details >
"Music that Inspires"
How did all those incredible musicians in the Boston Symphony Orchestra ever decide to go into music when they were young? Did they attend a concert, or have a teacher who insisted they begin an instrument, or were their parents musicians, or what?
"Made in America - Born in Boston"
This program is the Boston Symphony Orchestra's answer to Bruce Springsteen's popular song, "Born in the USA." It features the music of 20th century composers living and working in this country, nearly all of their music "made in America." All but two of the pieces were also born, or had their premiere performances, right here in Boston.
Often regarded as the greatest symphonic composer of the 20th century, this program is in commemoration of Shostakovich's 100th birthday. Join us for a stirring journey into the world of this courageous genius.