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Singing Praises for Inside the Orchestra’s Cultural Partnerships

Denver’s music and performing arts scene is lively, and we’re seeing to it that young children get a piece of the fun with our Tiny Tots Orchestra concerts and valuable cultural partnerships with local theaters, operas, and more.  Join us this month to hear the sounds of local artists from Denver Center for the Performing …

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Story Ideas, Themes Made Better with Musical Composition

Soaring superheroes, rhythmic modes of transportation and worldly notes, at Inside the Orchestra, we’ve given dynamic sound to many story ideas and themes.  We explore the instruments outdoors last year at Chatfield Botanic Gardens and other fun outdoor locations. In 2019, Tiny Tots took to Arvada’s iconic Lamar Street Center to explore the world of …

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Music is the Soundtrack to Our Connections and Emotions

Any good tune can make us move our bodies, tap our toes and nod our heads; but music can also be a powerful tool for connection and expression among strangers, friends and classmates.  At Inside the Orchestra, we’re committed to enhancing a child’s education through engaging, interactive experiences shared with others to cultivate an appreciation …

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Gifts of a Lifetime: Music Engagement and Appreciation

Music plays a powerful role in childhood development from the very start. At Inside the Orchestra, we bring music to children through engaging and interactive experiences intended to cultivate music appreciation and enhance their education with orchestral music.   According to research commissioned by Carnegie Hall, engaging in music-creation through exercises, such as tapping, clapping, …

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March Showers Bring Spring Flowers and Sounds by Louise Farrenc

As spring settles in, snow begins to melt, and seasonal rain collects in riverbeds and on sidewalks, the Flute, Violin, Viola, and Cello harmonize to deliver the sounds of French Composer, Virtuoso Pianist, Teacher, and Equality Crusader, Louise Farrenc’s (1804-1875) Trio. Grab your rain boots and swim gear as we pretend to wade through a …

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with Bird Flight, Feminine Tutelage

Stand up tall, spread out your arms, and move through your space as if you were a bird in flight. Big or little, peaceful or wise, soar to the sounds of the Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon heard within Returning Hunters, by Composer and Performer, Amy Beach (1867-1944). Advancing the position of American women composers, …

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Ocean Folklore, Feminine Sounds of France To Celebrate Women’s History Month

We’re bringing folklore right to your living room with visions of mythical mermaids, mermen, and water-play summoned by French Composer, Vocalist, Pianist, and Performer, Cécile Chaminade’s (1857–1944) L’Ondine. A song of ocean life and graceful movements through the water, L’Ondine is playfully produced by whimsical woodwind sounds of the Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon.  Making …

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How Dapper Duke Ellington’s Jazz Legacy Became One of the Largest Ever Recorded

Cue the saxophone, sound the trumpet and unfetter the soulful rhythms of jazz music. Teeming with complex harmonies, distinct instrumental chords and call-and-response vocals, jazz is considered to be one of the most quintessential art forms in America, with its influence recognizable across the contemporary sounds of today. Mastermind and prevoyer of some of jazz’s …

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Scott Joplin – The King of Ragtime

Who Was Scott Joplin? Scott Joplin was an African American composer who is famous for the Ragtime style of music. Watch this short video about Joplin or read some of the facts below. Important Facts: Share this with your children to talk about Scott Joplin’s life, his challenges, and his successes. He came from a …

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