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Performances For Schools



The State Theatre’s school-day matinees are a great introduction to the performing arts and an effective, creative way to explore a variety of curriculum areas. They help students meet the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards—not only in the arts, but in the other content areas as well. To help connect the performance to your classroom activities, we provide specially-designed Keynotes, a study guide containing background on the performance and artists; classroom activities that engage students in reading, writing, listening, analyzing, and creating; resources for further study; and information for students about their roles and responsibilities as members of the audience.

The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Princeton Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, May 01, 2014, 10:00am & 12:00pm
Venue: State Theatre
Program Length: 60 minutes
For Students in Grades: 2-6
All Seats:$8

From violin to tuba, piccolo to bassoon, xylophone to harp, take a tour of the orchestra with Benjamin Britten's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, performed by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Rossen Milanov. Every instrument gets a chance to shine, playing variations on the same tune—solo, in instrument family groups, and with the entire orchestra. Narrator Sara Valentine provides entertaining and informative commentary to guide young students in watching and listening. The orchestra will be joined by special guest, 13 year old cellist Noah Lee from Oakland, NJ. In September 2012, Noah became the first and only US cellist to win the Grand Prize in the 7th Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians. He will be performing the first movement of the Kabalevsky Cello Concerto No. 1.



Additonal support for the State Theatre Symphony Series comes from
THE FRANK AND LYDIA BERGEN FOUNDATION

Curriculum connections: music

To order education events or for more information call 732-246-7469, ext. 545.



E & G Foundation; J. Seward Johnson, Sr. 1963 Charitable Trust; McCrane Foundation

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