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Save these 81st Season Concert dates

September 22, 2013
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This project is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Experience LA

For Families

The Rio Hondo Symphony Association cares deeply about children in our communities. Our concerts welcome family participation and celebrate their attendance. The Music Enrichment Programs, held at school sites, develop interest in instruments. In these programs, Elizabeth Lauritsen presents stringed instrument lessons to 3rd grade students, Laura Stone presents woodwind lessons to 4th grade students, and Angela Romero presents brass instrument lessons to 5th grade students. Each student receives information about the Rio Hondo Symphony's concert schedule and encouragement to attend.

Really Cool Music Books Given to Schools

The American Association of University Women, Whittier Chapter, has generously donated for each school who participates in the Rio Hondo Symphony Association's Music Enrichment program a copy of Lemony Snicket's new book, The Composer is Dead!, which introduces children to the sections of the orchestra through a mystery plot. A CD of the author reading the book, complete with orchestral sound effects, accompanies the book. Upper elementary students are thrilled to hear the actual voice of Lemony Snicket-- he's a great reader. Music for the book was composed by Nathaniel Stookey.

Kids Korner

The Kids Korner mini Concert Preview in the auditorium lobby runs from 2:20 PM to 2:45 PM, before each concert. Creator and speaker at the delightful and inspiring presentations is Laura Stone, oboist with the orchestra who also explains the woodwinds in the Symphony Association's Music Enrichment Program (MEP). In addition to learning about the compositions to be performed in the concerts, each child recieves a special Children's Program. In addition to information about concert manners, the composers and their compositions, the program features musical quizzes and crossword puzzles.

 

You may download Beethoven materials here:

For Teachers

The Composer is Dead! Materials

Handouts

Additional Educational Materials

Teachers, Wendy Velasco has provided a booklet to construct with your students to help them learn about string instruments. Simply download the booklet here and have fun!

For the 2009 Teacher Handout Document please click here.