Middle School Concerts
The Middle School Concerts at Jones Hall provide an orchestral experience for grades 6-8 band and orchestra students. These one-hour concerts will strengthen students’ appreciation for music by exploring the events and situations that have inspired composers throughout history. Understanding the unique and influential role that composers play in our culture can provide motivation for students as they continue their instrumental education.
Mussorgsky wrote Pictures at an Exhibition after he came across a collection of artwork by his recently-deceased friend, Victor Hartmann. He made this collection of artwork into a musical work for piano, and Ravel added color to this music through the varying instruments within the full orchestra. Similarly, Ravel wrote the ballet score Le Tombeau de Couperin for piano, and later re-wrote this music for full orchestra. This concert will demonstrate how the musicians in the orchestra can change this piece through varying styles, colors and interpretations.
||Le Tombeau de Couperin
||Pictures at an Exhibition
Seats are limited and will be available online to all schools with a band and/or orchestra program on a first-come, first-served basis.
October 11, 2016 at 9:30AM & 11:15AM
October 26, 2016 at 9:30AM & 11:15AM
Seats are $5 per seat for groups of 20 or more. For every 10 students, 1 (free) complimentary adult seat will be allotted. It is highly reccommended for schools to adhere to this ratio of teacher/chaperone attendance.
Groups of 20 or less, seats are $20 each. Complementary adult seats do not apply to groups of 20 or less.
You will be contacted for payment and of your scheduled concert time/date up to two weeks following your registration request.
Physical tickets are not distributed. Each school has assigned seating that accommodates the number of students and adults you register for.
All schools are responsible for transportation accommodations.
Directions to Jones Hall and bus parking will be distributed prior to the concert.
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PRE/POST CONCERT MUSICIAN VISITS
Musicians will visit a middle school ensemble to explore curriculum crafted to specifically relate and enhance the concert program that they will attend at Jones Hall. The students will see this musician before the concert, during the concert (where that musician will be performing within the orchestra) and after the concert. This offering is optional to enhance the Middle School Concert experience.
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