Tiny Tots: Interactive Orchestra Programs for All to Enjoy
Denver, Colo (September 29, 2016) – Tiny Tots gets children truly “inside the orchestra” by seating the audience on the floor and surrounding them with our 30+ piece professional orchestra. The conductor faces the audience and talk directly to the kids throughout the performance, asking questions and teaching them about the music as it is playing around them. Inside the Orchestra will present Tiny Tots with the along with guest artists from Hannah Kahn Dance Company and Central City Opera. They will also be joined by Neighborhood Music Stapleton (NMS) on October 22nd at McNichols Building and October 25th at Temple Emanuel – NMS will be bringing their wildly popular instrument petting zoo to let kids get hands on experience with instruments themselves. Tiny Tots concerts will take place October 22nd through October 25th at the newly renovated McNichols building in downtown Denver, at Temple Emanuel in Hilltop, and at the Wildlife Experience in Parker. Museum admission is complimentary for Tiny Tots attendees at The Wildlife Experience.
Tickets 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.
Designed for children six and under, this 45-minute program gives young ones the chance to interact with the conductor and the musicians and learn about the instruments in the process. Children are encouraged to respond to different elements of the music, from thinking about how music makes them feel to getting on their feet and moving. They are treated to up-close-and-personal demos by various instruments, introduced to musical concepts, emotional understanding of the arts, and artistic expression. The music selection, design, and scripting of Tiny Tots is geared to connect very young children with music – physically, emotionally, and mentally. 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. The fall series will feature music from Harry Potter and The Jungle Book, to Prokofiev and Bach.
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 – Saturday, October 22nd, 2016: 9:30 and 10:45 AM, McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202
Tiny Tots – Monday, October 24th, 2016: 9:30 and 10:45 AM, The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S Peoria Street, Parker, CO 80134
Tiny Tots – Tuesday, October 25th, 2016: 9:30 and 10:45 AM, Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape Street, Denver, CO 80220
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