The Warren Symphony Society is committed to bringing the classical music experience to area youth. Symphonies will only survive long-term if we somehow expose youth to this music and create a lifelong interest.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 9:30 am and 11:00 am
Warren Woods Community Theatre
Who Should Attend our Youth Concerts?
Our concerts are aimed primarily at 4th and 5th grade students, but children of all ages will find them engaging. Home School groups are most welcome. We provide educational materials that help prepare students for a rich, rewarding, and entertaining, inspiring— as well as educational— experience – See General Information, Activities, and Links below.
See last year’s program for an example of what WSO youth concerts feature. In 2012, the Warren Symphony Orchestra presented the following….
Youth Concerts Series
Music Director Gregory Cunningham
The Warren Symphony Orchestra
presented two performances of
Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 9:30 and 11:00 am
Peter and the Wolf was written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936. The Symphony was commissioned for the Central Children’s Theatre in Moscow. Prokofiev invented the story and wrote the narration himself, drawing on memories of his own childhood. The symphony introduces us to the orchestra, with instrument or group of instruments and their musical theme representing a character in the story: Peter by the strings, the bird by the flute, the duck by the oboe, the cat by the clarinet, the wolf by the horn section.
|WSO Youth Concert Program|
|National Anthem||John Stafford Smith (music)|
|Audience Sing-Along||Francis Scott Key (words)|
|Raiders March From Raiders Of The Lost Ark||John Williams|
|Peter And The Wolf||Sergei Prokofiev|
|Music from Star Wars||John Williams|
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General Information, Activities, and Links
Peter & the Wolf – The Story
Here you will find information on the story of Peter & the Wolf, as well as sound clips for each character.
Peter & the Wolf – Links & Activities
Here you will find links to professional orchestras and other general musical websites, as well as puzzles & games.
Instruments of the Orchestra
Here you will find an overview of the instruments in an orchestra, with activities.
Here you will find information about the four instrument families, along with accompanying worksheets.
General Youth Concert Information
Here you will find general preparatory information you will need about our youth concerts and introduction to our conductor and concert etiquette.
After the Concert…..
Hear the music again!
If you’d like to buy a CD of pieces played at the concert, here are a few suggestions to hear other orchestras perform the same works:
- Peter and the Wolf
Children’s Classics: Prokofiev, Saint-Saëns, Britten Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Sony Classical
This recording includes two other delightful works: “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra,” and “Carnival of the Animals”
- Star Wars
John Williams Conducts John Williams: The Star Wars Trilogy
- “Raiders March”
Raiders of the Lost Ark
We asked kids to enter the Coloring Contest
Attention kids – the crossword puzzle and coloring page for Peter and the Wolf is still available!
The drawing is complete for 2012. Kids sent their completed entry for a drawing to win a classical music CD and tickets to a Warren Symphony concert! They returned your completed crossword puzzle and coloring page to:
Warren Symphony Orchestra
4504 East Nine Mile Road
Warren, MI 48091
The Warren Symphony Society is committed to bringing the classical music experience to area youth. Symphonies will only survive long term if we somehow expose youth to this music and create a lifelong interest. For close to four decades the Warren Symphony has been bringing youth concerts to thousands of elementary students.