Cameron Explorer Concerts



"TOUR ACROSS AMERICA"


Robert Franz, Conductor

Bring your class, grades 4-6, to Jones Hall for this year's Explorer Concert, "Tour Across America."



This season’s Explorer Concert, “Tour Across America,” will reinforce the TEKS curriculum and the STAAR testing for social studies. This program will examine the various types of landscapes throughout our vast and sprawling country.

What would the experience of watching a movie be without the help of music to tell the story? Music helps to set the scene, create tension and illustrate drama. The possibilities of sound and color within the orchestra are endless. The Explorer Concerts seek to spark the imagination of students to allow them to dig deeper and uncover the roots of the music and understand the inspiration behind different orchestral masterworks.

In this program, students will explore various landscapes throughout our country by experiencing music written about their features. After taking a journey through the majestic Grand Tetons and the Grand Canyon and  traveling along the ever-winding rivers and the wide-open Western trail, the features of various American landscapes are brought to life through music before ending with a movement from Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, From the New World.

2014-2015 EXPLORER CONCERT DATES:
*All concerts are approximately 55 minutes in duration*

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 9:30 AM
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 11:15 AM
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 9:30 AM
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 11:15 AM
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 9:30 AM
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 11:15 AM
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 9:30 AM
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:15 AM

PROGRAM (to be selected from):

Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes - Storm
Copland: Rodeo - Buckaroo Holiday
Copland: Celebration Dance from Billy the Kid
Smetana: The Moldau
W.G. Still: American Scene Suite V - Grand Tetons
W.G. Still: American Scene Suite IV - Navajo Country
J. Williams: The Cowboys Overture


TICKET PRICES:
Students -- $4
Adults -- $5
1 complimentary ticket for every 10 students

REGISTRATION:
Registration will open on August 1, 2014 at 9AM. Check back on this webpage for a registration form on or after this date.

Pre-Registration is available for Houston ISD schools.
Click here for a Word doc format of the registration form
Click here for a PDF format of the registration form

TEACHER GUIDEBOOK:
To build on the concert experience in the classroom before and after attending the Explorer Concert, teacher guidebooks are distributed to all participants along with recordings of the music programmed. Guidebooks include lesson plans supporting the TEKS in social studies, language arts and music, classroom activities, rules, concert-day procedures and information about the composers and the works on the program.

CONTRIBUTORS WHO MAKE THIS PROGRAM POSSIBLE

Lieutenant Governor David H. Dewhurst
The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts
Mr. and Mrs. William K. Robbins, Jr. / The Robbins Foundation
Robert W. & Pearl Wallis Knox Foundation
Ruth and Ted Bauer Family Foundation
George & Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation
Vivian L. Smith Foundation
Lillian Kaiser Lewis Foundation
                     





 

  

 
Photo Credit: Jeff Fitlow

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