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Minnesota Orchestra Announces Educational Webcast

The Minnesota Orchestra offers first-ever educational webcast, featuring a complete Young People’s Concert, led by Associate Conductor Roderick Cox

 The webcast will be available for viewing online beginning April 4, 2017


Today, the Minnesota Orchestra announced its first-ever educational webcast, which features a 45-minute video presentation of one of the ensemble’s Young People’s Concerts, titled Discovering Great Melodies. The concert, conducted by the Orchestra’s Associate Conductor Roderick Cox and hosted by Katherine Condon, was recorded live in concert on March 2, 2017, and is available to view for free at minnesotaorchestra.org/YPlive from Tuesday, April 4, 2017, through Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Discovering Great Melodies is designed to teach young listeners about key components that make a melody memorable: interesting rhythms, expressive qualities, repetition and the element of surprise. Music performed will include selections from symphonies by Haydn, Mozart and Mahler, Rossini’s William Tell Overture, the finale from Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, John Williams’ Hedwig’s Flight from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™, and others.

“Young People’s Concerts are part of the DNA of the Minnesota Orchestra. They have been offered since 1911 and every year approximately 40,000 students visit Orchestra Hall to hear these performances,” said Director of Education and Community Engagement Jessica Leibfried. “Webcasting technology means that we can now throw the doors of Orchestra Hall open to an even wider group of young people and families regardless of where they live or what school they attend, and this is an important part of our mission—to serve the community by providing access to live, orchestral music in multiple ways.”

Minnesota Orchestra Young People’s Concerts are daytime performances for school and homeschool groups looking for an outstanding arts experience that is both educational and engaging. Each Young People’s Concert focuses on a specific musical element, composer, time period or theme.


EDUCATIONAL WEBCAST
Minnesota Orchestra Young People’s Concerts
DISCOVERING GREAT MELODIES

Minnesota Orchestra
Roderick Cox
, conductor
Katherine Condon
, host

ROSSINI                               Overture to William Tell
MOZART                              Molto allegro, from Symphony No. 40
WILLIAMS                          Hedwig’s Flight, from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™
ELGAR                                  Nimrod, from Enigma Variations
MAHLER                             Excerpt from Symphony No. 1, mvmt. III
GRIEG                                   In the Hall of the Mountain King, from Peer Gynt
HAYDN                                 Andante, from Symphony No. 94
STRAVINSKY                     Finale, from The Firebird

This program is recommended for grades 3 to 6.

The video was recorded during a live Minnesota Orchestra Young People’s Concert on March 2, 2017, at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The webcast is available for viewing online at minnesotaorchestra.org/YPlive between April 4, 2017, and May 18, 2017.


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