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THE GIANT'S VIOLIN
The Giant's Violin is the story of a young boy who thinks a giant lives above him after he sees a "giant's violin" in his attic. This story teaches the string instruments of the orchestra: violin, viola, cello, and bass. Musical excerpts are taken from Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals. Children are invited to hop like kangaroos, roar like lions, and make big footsteps like an elephant. The Giant's Violin requires a string quartet plus double bass and narrator.
THE BIG NOTE
The Big Note follows a boy's adventure as he crawls
through a symphony orchestra to find a big note he hears during a concert. This program introduces the flute, violin, viola, bassoon, and tuba. Music is taken from the standard works by Grieg, Rossini, Beethoven, and Saint-Saens. Children will enjoy swaying like trees, moving like trains, and flapping wings like bumble bees. The Big Note requires a flute, violin, viola, bassoon, tuba, and narrator.
THE GARDEN SYMPHONY
The Garden Symphony is the story of a ladybug finding her own musical instrument to play in the garden. This program features the oboe, clarinet, violin, cello, and harp. Children will be invited to grow like flowers into the sky and fly like bumblebees. Musical excerpts include Vivaldi's Four Seasons, The Flight of the Bumble Bee, and more. The Garden Symphony requires an oboe, clarinet, violin, cello, harp, and narrator.
MONKEY'S JUNGLE JAM
Monkey's Jungle Jam introduces the english horn, e flat clarinet, violin, cello, double bass, piccolo, bass clarinet, xylophone, and snare drum through the tale of a monkey's adventure finding friends in the jungle to play music together. The story counts to 10 and introduces the concept of a musical beat.
THE RUNAWAY STRINGS
The Runaway Strings is the adventure filled tale of a quartet of strings instruments that runaway by forming different types of transportation only to find out the power of their own music. The Runaway Strings uses a strings quartet, horn, and narrator.
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