Back on October 25th, Rob and I took our 6 oldest children and Candi’s 3 oldest children (while Candi watched our younger ones) as part of a field trip with our homeschool group, Bayou Cajun Homeschoolers, to the Baton Rouge Symphony Discovery Concert. This is an annual event that take places on 2 different days for school groups to come and experience a taste of the symphony along with educational aspects.
When they begin, the music director goes through each instrument sections teaching the kids which instruments are in each group (strings, percussion, brass, and woodwinds) Also, someone from each instrument will play a short piece to allow the children to hear how each instruments sounds and is played.
Also, each song that was performed taught the children about how composers use different techniques to express a particular mood through the music.
Play Me An Adventure
Francis Scott Key – The Star-Spangled Banner
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade
George Gershwin – An American in Paris
John Williams – E.T. The Extra-terrestrial “Adventures on Earth”
Klaus Badelt – Pirates of the Caribbean
Here’s our group:
The BRSO did a great job! It was an excellence experience for the children.
Btw, I plan to get an update post done this week if possible.