Cameron Upper Elementary Concerts

 

The Cameron Upper Elementary Concerts at Jones Hall provide a 60 minute, full-orchestra experience for students in grades 4-5 to take a journey that will allow them to interpret for themselves the intent of the composers, musicians and conductor. These concerts are designed to spark the imagination of students and motivate them to be involved in music. These concerts use orchestral masterworks to help students gain a deeper appreciation of music and a more thorough understanding of their classroom curricula. Using the grades 4 and 5 content from the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, students will apply the expertise they have gained in their classroom to connect to iconic orchestral masterworks.

2016-17 Program: 
Creating Stories with Music
Robert Franz, associate conductor

PROGRAM

Great writers use words to spark readers' imaginations. A few choice sentences can instantly conjure a world of images, feelings and even characters as vivid as people we actually know. Just as authors use words to tell stories, composers can use the wide-ranging sounds of the orchestra to tell stories through music. During this year’s Cameron Upper Elementary Concert, “Creating Stories with Music,” Associate Conductor Robert Franz will bring to life elements of music that will inspire 4th and 5th grade students to think creatively about the narratives that composers tell through sound. This concert is designed to develop students’ critical thinking skills through active listening. 

By listening actively, students learn transferable skills that allow their imaginations to respond to both the melodies of a piece of music and the words of a good book.

Strauss                   Till Eulenspiegel
Grieg Peer Gynt- Mvt. 1: Morning
Rossini Overture to William Tell
Rossini Overture to La Gazza Ladra

 


REGISTRATION

Registration for 2017-18 will open August 8, at 10:00AM 


SEATS

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.


TRANSPORTATION 

All schools are responsible for transportation accommodations.
Directions to Jones Hall and bus parking will be distributed along with Teacher guidebooks. 

TEACHER RESOURCES

Online Music and general classroom materials will be available up to 1 month prior to the concert. These materials are for music and general classroom teachers to use in the classroom prior to the concert to support the concert. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 


For additional information please contact education.community@houstonsymphony.org

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