Colorado’s Inside the Orchestra

Posted on: January 25, 2011

In Saturday’s (1/22) Denver Post, Kat Valentine King writes, “Keeping hundreds of small children engaged during an orchestra concert is no small task, but when the Junior Symphony Guild’s 2011 Tiny Tots Inside the Orchestra season kicks off Tuesday, conductor Tom Jensen will be prepared. … As music director and conductor for the guild, a long-standing local nonprofit that, among other things, aims to bring classical music to young people, Jensen created Inside the Orchestra as an outreach program for preschool and elementary-school kids. The program invites these budding music lovers on stage for an up-close-and-personal experience. ‘It’s very visceral to actually feel that you’re sitting in the orchestra,’ Jensen says. Taking his orchestra to area schools, Jensen reaches 25,000 students each year through 80 concerts. His Tiny Tots series is directed at the smallest audience members, ages 6 and under. This season’s Tiny Tots performances run Tuesday through Feb. 9 at locations including Temple Emanuel, Boettcher Concert Hall and The Wildlife Experience.”

Posted January 25, 2011