2016-17 Discovery Concert Series

These school-day concerts at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts illuminate orchestral music alongside historical and cultural themes and connect directly to Common Core State Standards and National Core Arts Standards.

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The HSO and The Case of the Missing Ghost Lamp
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 10:30am
The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Sponsored by United Bank Foundation Connecticut

Join us for an eerie exploration of the orchestra in this original HSO production! With Halloween still fresh in our minds, this spooky symphony story of a missing ghost lamp in the theater is told with beautifully bizarre illustrations and features a canon of creepy orchestral repertoire.
Grade Level: 1-5
Curriculum Focus: English, Social Studies
Fee: $10/ticket (click here to apply for tickets)   Ghost Lamp Concert Guide: Click here

How The Gimquat Found Her Song
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 10:30am
The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

In this beloved production from Platypus Theatre, audiences embark on a musical expedition across continents and through centuries to help a discouraged bird discover her unique voice. Young audiences laugh, chant and sing along with the Gimquat and her wizard guide as they explore musical styles from Gregorian chant to rap.
Grade Level: K-7
Curriculum Focus: English, Social Studies
Fee: $10/ticket (click here to apply for tickets)  Gimquat Concert Guide: Click here

Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10:30am
The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Sponsored by Lincoln Financial Foundation

Students in grades 3-5 embark on a yearlong exploration to discover what makes music rock as we look at how composers and musicians play with rhythm, creating patterns of sound and silence that are expressive and exciting. This culminating performance gives students the opportunity to sing and play their recorders with the HSO, performing the repertoire they have practiced throughout the year. For Hartford Public Schools only.
Grade Level: 3-5
Curriculum Focus: English, Mathematics
Fee: $10/ticket  Concert Guide: 2016-17 Link Up Orchestra Rocks Student Guide and 2016-17 Link Up Orchestra Rocks Teacher Guide

Seasons
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 10:30am
The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

In a single year, we experience constant change: our landscapes, our friendships, our emotions, and much more. Seasons takes audiences on a journey about growing up, learning about the world around us, and caring for our earth.
Grade Level: K-5
Curriculum Focus: English, Science
Fee: $10/ticket  (click here to apply for tickets)
Concert Guide: Seasons Concert Guide: Click here

 

With additional questions, please contact Miriam Engel, Education Coordinator, at mengel@hartfordsymphony.org.