Explore Houston Symphony performances through this series of 10-15-minute videos featuring brief clips from the 2020-21 season’s Live from Jones Hall concerts. Videos also include guided listening prompts from the Symphony’s musicians and extensions for middle school band and orchestra students to explore musical concepts on their own.

Check back throughout the Spring for additional videos!

Explore Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons

Led by Community-Embedded Musician and bassist, David Connor, who is joined by soloist, Boson Mo. Features Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons: movement 1 from Spring (Boson Mo, soloist) and movement 1 from Winter (MuChen Hsieh soloist).

 

Explore Schubert’s Symphony No. 2, finale

Led by Community-Embedded Musician and bassist, David Connor, who is joined by flutist, Judy Dines and principal second violinist, MuChen Hsieh.

After watching this video to explore Schubert’s Symphony No. 2, dive deeper into techniques introduced by the Symphony’s musicians using the exercises below. Band and orchestra directors can feel free to segment any portions of these exercises to best support the students’ levels.

PDF: Staccato Exercise for All Instruments

PDF: Spiccato Exercise for Violin

PDF: Spiccato Exercise for Viola

PDF: Spiccato Exercise for Cello & Bass

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