Tiny Tots at History Colorado

Contact: Shelby Mattingly
Executive Director, Inside the Orchestra

Denver, Colo (July 15, 2016) – Inside the Orchestra is offering summer Tiny Tots programs for the first time ever, and you don’t want to miss it. Celebrate our 30th anniversary of providing Inside the Orchestra programs to the Denver community with a one-time only concert filled with the most popular musical pieces from the last 30 years. Inside the Orchestra will present Tiny Tots with the along with guest artists from Central City Opera. The Tiny Tots programs will take place will take place Saturday, July 30th, 2016, at History Colorado in downtown Denver. Museum admission is complimentary for anyone who is coming to Tiny Tots. Programs are immersive, interactive, and designed for children to explore the world of music in a casual and fun environment.

Tickets are a suggested $9.95/person, but no one is turned away – discounted and complimentary admissions for individuals 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.

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, July 30th, 2016: 9:30 and 10:45 AM, History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver CO


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