Tiny Tots is branching out in the spring season, with first ever programs in Boulder on April 12th. The first ever bilingual Tiny Tots will be offered on April 14th at 9:30AM at Commerce City Recreation Center. And the first ever Family Music Fest will take place on May 14th at Denver School of Science and Technology. Inside the Orchestra will present Tiny Tots with the along with guest artists from Hannah Kahn Dance Company and Central City Opera. Tiny Tots concerts will take place April 12th through May 14th at venues throughout the Denver metro area, ranging from East Boulder Community Center in Boulder to The Wildlife Experience in Parker. (Find a complete list of performances below and at www.insidetheorchestra.org). Museum admissions included in the ticket at The Wildlife Experience.
Tickets for the show are a suggested $9.95/person, but no one is turned away – discounted and complimentary admissions for individuals and schools in need are offered. Go to www.insidetheorchestra.org/tiny-tots-events/ for more information and to register and purchase tickets.
A 45-minute program, Tiny Tots Inside the Orchestra engages, entertains and educates children six and under and their families (all ages are welcome). Audiences experience what it is like to be truly inside the orchestra as they are seated on the floor and surrounded by a 30+ piece professional orchestra. The conductor faces the audience and teaches about the music while it is being performed. Kids, parents, grandparents, caregivers, and school groups are given the opportunity to dance, explore the instruments, and see world class performances designed for the age and stage of the kids in the audience. For 15-minutes after each concert, children are given the opportunity to meet the musicians, take a closer look at the instruments, and ask questions. This immersive and interactive experience is one of a kind. In this spring series, Inside the Orchestra will feature a piccolo trumpet for the first time in a Tiny Tots concert.
Schedule of Events:
Join us for Tiny Tots or stay the whole day – the choice is up to you. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks and check out more info at https://d3kv70ryqmqyzi.cloudfront.net/family-music-fest/
Inside the Orchestra
Inside the Orchestra is a local nonprofit organization that brings orchestra music to young children in the greater Denver metropolitan community, cultivating music appreciation and enhancing their education through engaging first-hand experiences. Each year, Inside the Orchestra brings orchestra music to over 20,000 children and caregivers throughout Colorado through different programs – Inside the Orchestra for Schools, Inside the Orchestra for Families, and Tiny Tots. The Inside the Orchestra for Schools program is an interactive 50-minute program geared toward students in K-8th grade, wherein a 14-15 piece orchestra performs in-school assemblies. Students sit surrounded by the professional orchestra, as the conductor faces the audience and engages them throughout the performance, asking questions and teaching them about the music as it is playing around them. The audience is treated to up-close-and-personal demos by the strings, woodwinds, horns and percussion. Scripting is designed to not only introduce music concepts, but to tie to curriculum that children are studying in other subjects. In-classroom follow-up by the conductor and supplementary lesson plans are provided as well.
Tiny Tots Inside the Orchestra– Upcoming Dates
Tiny Tots – Tuesday, April 12th, 2016: 9:30 and 10:45 AM, East Boulder Community Center, 5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder, CO 80303
Tiny Tots – Thursday, April 14th, 2016: 9:30 and 10:45 AM, Commerce City Recreation Center, 6060 East Parkway Drive, Commerce City, CO 80022
Tiny Tots – Tuesday, April 19th, 2016: 9:30 and 10:45 AM, Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape Street, Denver, CO 80220
Tiny Tots – Monday, April 25th, 2016: 9:30 and 10:45 AM, The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S Peoria Street, Parker, CO 80134
Tiny Tots and Family Music Fest – Saturday, May 14th, 2016: Tiny Tots at 9:30 and 10:45 AM, activities until 3:30 PM, Denver School of Science and Technology, 2000 Valentia Street, Denver CO 80238
For more information about all events, please visit www.insidetheorchestra.org or contact
Shelby Mattingly, Inside the Orchestra Executive Director
10255 East 25th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80010