October Newsletter
Last Chance for Fall Tiny Tots
Fall Tiny Tots
  • Featured dancers from Hannah Kahn Dance Company
  • New musical selections - from "Everything is Awesome" to "Beethoven's 5th" 
  • New instruments: come check out the electric violin and the contrabassoon
  • Your ticket also gets you entry to The Wildlife Experience - explore the museum after enjoying the concert!
Monday, October 26th at The Wildlife Experience
Programs at 9:30 and 10:45 AM

A Word from Tom
Tom Jensen

If you missed our Tiny Tots concerts at McNichols Building or Temple Emanuel, or if you'd like to join us again, there are still two more concerts this coming Monday for you to see.  Showcasing our talented musicians and dancer partners has been the focus of this series' programming.  Deb Torp, our bassoonist, brings her deep throated contrabassoon and performs the opening of Ravel's "Piano Concerto for the Left Hand." Between her low sounds and the kids thinking of slow moving tortoises, the audiences gets a rare glimpse of this unique instrument.
 
Hannah Kahn's Dance Company performs to Boccherini's "Minuet"with a playground theme-- and then does a clown mime to a silly piece of music by Darius Milhaud-- "Le Bouef sur le Toit,"(the ox on the roof). This piece of music is made all the more fun with the use of clown noses.
 
Our trumpet player, Dan Leavitt, came up with a New Orleans inspired brass piece to introduce our jazz segment of the program-- the section marches into the space in a slow rhythm and finishes in a fast tempo, while our  trombonist, Jeff Craig, solos on the Glenn Miller tune: "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You," proving that an orchestra can play any style of music.
 
The electric violin is becoming a staple in our concerts-- and Lionel Young plays it like a guitar with "Strollin' with Bones," a tribute to the blues guitarist T Bone Walker.
 
How do we do it all in 47 minutes? Come find out!  
The Activity Corner 
Look here for fun music-related activities

There's just a couple weeks until Halloween fills your house with sweet treats, and we have a great idea to help you turn all that sugar into a fun musical experience for your kids: Candy bar rhythms! Using the fun rhythm worksheet, have your children      arrange their candy to make sweet beats and  patterns. 

Count of Musicland
For the music student who wants to try their hand at a few Halloween-inspired music activities, try these fun worksheets: Bewitched Notes and The Count of Musicland .
Music Info
The Power of Music
Your Kid_s Brain on Music
From the Executive Director
Shelby Mattingly
Wow - it is hard to believe that we are just ten days away fro m the end of October. This year is flying by!

That means we are already gearing up for Colorado Gives Day, which takes place this year on Tuesday, December 8th.

Not familiar with Colorado Gives DayIt is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Last year, Colorado residents gave a whopping $26.2 million dollars on Gives Day.

Inside the Orchestra will be sharing images, videos and stories on our website and our Facebook page, as well as kicking off Gives Day week with a Pints for Purpose event at Copper Kettle Brewing Company. Join us there on December 1st,and a dollar for every pint purchased will be donated to Inside the Orchestra. 

We participate in Colorado Gives Day for the schools on our wait list, for the kids without access to music education, for the families and schools in need who come to our programs at no cost thanks to donors. 

We hope you will join us.

Shelby Mattingly
Did you know?
Fun Musical Facts                 
Bach Coffee Opera  
Bach was a great lover of coffee. So much so that he wrote a mini opera dedicated to the drink. In the opera, a woman named Aria is denied the right to drink coffee by her father who says that if she does not give it up, he will not pay for any of the wonderful things she wants in her wedding. He eventually relents, and she is able to indulge in her favorite drink for the rest of her life!
Music News
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Musical Fix
A Musical Fix for American Schools: Research shows that music training boosts IQ, focus and  persistence

" Plenty of outstanding achievers have attributed at least some of their success to music study. Stanford University's Thomas Sudhof, who won the Nobel Prize in medicine last year, gave credit to his bassoon teacher. Albert Einstein, who began playing the violin at age 6, said his discovery of the theory of relativity was "the result of musical perception."

Fun with Music
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Black Violin Brandenburg

We feature the electric violin again this season of Tiny Tots. Check out this fantastic performance by Black Violin, featuring an electric violin and much more.
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