Minnesota Orchestra offers first free educational webcast

Posted on: April 18, 2017

This spring, the Minnesota Orchestra offered its inaugural educational webcast, featuring a complete 45-minute Young People’s Concert led by Associate Conductor Roderick Cox, recorded live on March 2, 2017 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The concert, titled “Discovering Great Melodies,” is designed to teach listeners in grades 3 to 6 about key components that make a melody memorable: interesting rhythms, expressive qualities, repetition, and the element of surprise. Music includes selections from symphonies by Haydn, Mozart, and Mahler, Rossini’s William Tell Overture, “Nimrod” from Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt, the finale from Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, and John Williams’ “Hedwig’s Flight” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The free webcast, hosted by Katherine Condon, can be viewed at minnesotaorchestra.org/YPlive from April 4–May 18, 2017.

Posted April 18, 2017