Young People’s Concerts

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
What Makes our Music Sound American?
Conducted by Daniel Meyer

Young People’s Concerts are a fun and educational one-hour concert experience designed just for kids! Students will hear the evolution of American music and its many inspirations from history, other cultures and even the sounds of an erupting Mt. St. Helen’s.  Composers include Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington and John Philip Sousa and many more.

Previous themes include Musicalympics, Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Peter and the Wolf, Music from Outer Space, The Bird Catcher, Music of the Dance, Cowboys and Indians, Music from Around the World, Storm Chasers and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

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