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Travel the Musical World this February at Tiny Tots: Music of the World

[DENVER, CO, February 4th–] Inside the Orchestra is proud to present the 2020 Winter Tiny Tots Concert series: Music of the World. Starting on February 15th at the McNichols Building, kids and their adults will take a trip around the musical world, exploring music from Mexico, Japan, Africa, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Greece, India, Australia, Serbia, …

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Songs for a Rainy Day

Check out our playlist for music to accompany your rainy day. Classical music is full of storms – composers were often inspired by the drama of thunder and lightning and pouring rain. Some of this music explores different composers takes on storms – listen to Chopin’s light raindrops compared to Rossini’s ever-growing thunderstorm coming from the brass section. …

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Get Outside the Orchestra: Outdoor Music Games for Kids

There are dozens of musical games you can take outdoors with your kids. Most require little more than some space and a speaker. For more musical games, both online and offline, check out this post. Musical Hide and Seek Help your child improve their listening skills with this simple twist on hide and seek. If …

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Early Morning Wake-Up Soundtrack for Little Ones

This is the perfect playlist for those early mornings with little ones. As the first rays of the sun are streaming through your windows and everyone is slowly waking up, turn on this playlist as a delicate way to start the day. Check out the videos below for a bit of information on each piece. Find our …

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Outside the Orchestra: Performing Arts Games for Kids

Orchestra music is only part of the vast world of the performing arts. There are many fun and engaging activities your kids can do that are taken from the world of theater, dance, opera, and other art forms. Below are some of our favorite games that contribute to a well-rounded love for and connection to …

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6 Children’s Books all About Music

We all know how critically important it is to read to our children. Fortunately, there is no shortage of children’s books out there, covering nearly every topic you can imagine. We’ve put together a list of some of six of the best children’s books about our favorite topic – music! Many of these titles can …

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11 Pieces of Classical Music Inspired by the Outdoors

Explore the outdoors with this Spotify playlist. Hear the sounds of animals, of sun-spotted forests, of running brooks, and more. Read on to find out more!  Camille Saint-Saens – Carnival of the Animals: L’Elephant  Carnival of the Animals is a great piece of music for kids because it’s so easy to hear how the music relates to the animals in the …

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4 Outdoor Music Activities for Kids: Music and Water

We’ve put together some of our favorite activities to cool off, beat the heat, and enjoy some music in the process. We think you and your little ones will have a great time exploring these fun outdoor music activities. Water Balloon Hot Potato This is a super fun twist on the classic kids party game. …

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11 Pieces of Orchestra Music for Family-Time Fun

Time to get silly with your family with this fun playlist! This music provides great inspiration for creative dance parties, outdoor family fun, or an upbeat game night. So put on your dancing shoes and let the laughs ensue! For more playlists, check out our online library of themed playlists here. Pytor Ilych Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker: VII- …

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12 Pieces of Music for a Show-Stopping 4th of July Music

We’ve put together some great tunes you can play as a festive backdrop to your 4th of July celebrations! On this list, here are some orchestra pops classics (hey 1812 Overture!) as well as some tributes to America’s cultural heritage (West Side Story has amazing music). So pull out your picnic blankets and sunscreen and get ready for some musical fireworks. …

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Get Outside the Orchestra: 5 Music Activities for Camping with Kids

If you’re like many Coloradans, there’s a good chance your family will be spending some quality time this 4th of July weekend enjoying some s’mores around a campfire. Whether you’re venturing out for a weekend in the mountains or pitching a tent in your backyard at home, we’ve put together our top suggestions for making …

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Family At-Home Thunderstorm Activity

Kids of all ages can have fun together when they team up to make an indoor thunderstorm! This activity can be as simple or as complicated as you’d like, taking up just 20 minutes or a couple hours. Start by talking to your kids about thunderstorms. What do they hear? What do they see? What …

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