What: ISU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Where: Stephens Auditorium, Ames
When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Admission: All seats $4 in advance; $5 at the door* (Available only through the Iowa State Center)
Jacob Harrison leads the 80-member ISU Symphony Orchestra in a narrated program showcasing the various instrument families and exploring basic music concepts. This special performance allows young audiences to feel the excitement of a full symphony orchestra, enjoy the emotions inspired by the music and discover how putting teamwork and practice together can yield amazing results. An instrument petting zoo following the performance is a chance to see and hear the unique sounds of individual instruments up close.
The ISU Symphony will be playing two pieces that celebrate the strong ties and love of a people to their homeland. Verdi’s Overture to Nabucco follows the plight of the Jews as they are assaulted, conquered and exiled from their homeland and Oscar Navarro’s Libertadores composed in two sections: the first inspired by the Amazon River; the second by the so called “separatist leaders” of South America, Simon Bolivar and Jose San Martin.
Approximately one hour in length this performance is recommended for grades 4-10 and includes curriculum connections to Communication and Language Arts, Music, and History.
*Full scholarship admission is available for students currently enrolled in the Federal Free and Reduced-price Lunch Program