SEED (Symphony Ensembles For Education)

elementary school program

SYMPHONY ENSEMBLES FOR EDUCATION OR S.E.E.D. FOR SHORT

Schools have the opportunity to interact with Symphony ensembles, representing the instrument families of the orchestra, for an up-close, intimate exposure to music and the instruments. This program includes inspirational performances in elementary schools that introduce the instrument families and reinforce musical terms and concepts outlined in government mandated learning standards for music.  For example, a string trio might present a program on musical form, while the percussion group would explore instruments from cultures around the world. 

SEED includes two back-to-back performances of about 40 minutes each for 80 students, but efforts will be made to accommodate larger groups if necessary. For out of area schools, videos of SEED Ensemble Performances are available. Choose from the following: 

  • Riverside String Trio ~ Focus on musical form, styles, pitch, and emotion in music, with an introduction to the instruments.    
  • Stradivarius String Quintet ~ Learn about string instruments, the sounds they make and how they work, at the Stradivarius woodworking shop.  
  • Brass Quintet ~ Learn how brass instruments.  
  • Woodwind Quintet ~ Explore the sounds created by oboe, flute, bassoon, clarinet and French horn in this interactive program. 
  • Men in Black 4 (Percussion) ~ Travel around the world to see and hear different rhythms from different countries. Fee of $150.00 

 

For more information, please contact Janet Napoles at the Spokane Symphony:

P.O. Box 365, Spokane WA 99210
Phone: 509-464-7062
Fax: 509-326-3921
Email: janetnapoles@spokanesymphony.org

SEED Videos

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