Cameron Explorer Concerts



"TOUR ACROSS AMERICA"


Robert Franz, Conductor

Bring your class, grades 4-8, 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 - sold out
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 11:15 AM - sold out
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 9:30 AM - sold out
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 11:15 AM - sold out
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 9:30 AM - sold out
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 11:15 AM - sold out
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 9:30 AM - sold out
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:15 AM - sold out
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 11:15 AM - sold out
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 9:30 AM
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:15 AM

REGISTRATION OPEN:
Limited space still available

To submit a registration form:
Click here to download a Word doc format of the registration form

PROGRAM:
Copland: Rodeo - Buckaroo Holiday
Copland: Celebration Dance from Billy the Kid
Smetana: The Moldau from My Fatherland
W.G. Still: American Scene, Suite V - Grand Tetons
W.G. Still: American Scene, Suite IV - Navajo Country
J. Strauss: Perpetuum mobile
Wagner: Overture to The Flying Dutchman
J. Williams: The Cowboys Overture

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

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.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the teacher guidebook materials

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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