Monday, November 7, 2011

Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra Field Trip

Two weeks ago, our group went to the BRSO Discovery Concert for students. This was one of our activities for our older children. It was for Kindergarten thru high school. So I took Luke & Cameron and the 5 oldest Shelby boys while Amy watched the younger ones.
First they started off by introducing the instrument types (strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion). Then each of the instruments in that group played a little selection so that they students could hear what the instrument sounded like. I think the favorite was the french horn because he played the Star Wars theme.

There was a selection of music from all over the world so that they students could hear a variety of music. Here's a list of songs that were performed:

  • The Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key
  • Duke Ellington Medley (USA)
  • William Tell Overture by Gioachino Rossini (Italy)
  • O Mio Babbino Caro by Giacomo Puccini (Italy)
  • 3 Nigerian Dances by Samuel Akpabot (Nigeria)
  • Tico Tico by Zequinha de Abreu (Brazil)
  • Symphony No. 4 by Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky (Russia)
  • Finale - "When the Saints Go Marching In"

This is a little video of a few pictures that were taken by a few moms with their cell phones at the performance. The music you hear in the background was the actual opera performace of "O Mio Babbino Caro" that was recorded my a mom's cell phone as well.

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