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Orchestral Encounters Enveloped in Activity
Take a deep dive into orchestral music in a digital landscape this school year! Anchored by a digital concert from your Omaha Symphony, each unit has a choice board of age-appropriate auxiliary activities to invite creativity and critical thinking by your students whenever and wherever it aligns with curriculum and schedule.
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- Examine music elements as demonstrated by our ensembles to reinforce performance evaluation techniques
- Play along with the musicians of the Omaha Symphony
- Enjoy world-class music from a new vantage point
Mozart's Missing Memory
Coming Spring 2024
A silly accident prevents Mozart from remembering who he is right before he is about to premiere his new piece! Exploring the repertoire of Mozart and Josef Bologne, students work with the orchestra to teach the master himself the elements of a composition. This concert explores dynamics, pitch, rhythm, and accompaniment to complement classroom curriculum.
Christina Narwicz Paints La Mer
Meet Omaha artist Christina Narwicz as she creates a live painting as the Omaha Symphony plays La Mer. This class-long video overlays prompts and suggestions from Narwicz as she invites students to sketch, sculpt, and paint alongside the orchestra in this creative exercise intended for secondary classrooms.
Mission Imagination: The Color Crook
Oh no! The Color Crook snuck in and sucked up all the sound with her Voracious Vacuum! Together with the conductor, students introduce the instrument families of the orchestra to teach the crook that it really is better with all of our voices included.
Divided into episodes to best adapt to your school schedule, this interactive program can be viewed as a story, or excerpted to reinforce learning the different instruments in the orchestra.
Harmony: The Legend of the 3 Sisters
Created in partnership with No More Empty Pots, this string quartet and accompanying materials explores the concept of harmony in music and companion planting. This program features two works by Indigenous students, and comes with a series of lesson plans to incorporate into your curriculum.
Celebrate Creativity: Cycle of Epiphany
Maestro Ern Richardson explores the creative cycle using sketches from Beethoven's famous 5th Symphony and 21st Century composer Clint Needham.
No Celebrate Creativity would be complete without workshops, and this concert comes with a writing workshop from the Nebraska Writer's Collective, as well as Music Video Editing workshop with OnPxl Productions.
Mission Imagination: Melvin the Explorer
Melvin the Explorer, and their trusty sidekick Walton, are on a quest to find the long-lost Golden Baton, but they needs your students’ treasure hunting expertise! Navigate alongside Melvin through treacherous terrains and help him explore different composers to unravel the mysteries of melody, harmony, and rhythm.
In this “choose-your-own-adventure,” this concert is split into 5 episodes, allowing your students to choose the Golden Baton through musical landscapes. Prepare for a fun-filled expedition packed with singing, learning, and playing from start to finish!
Mission Imagination: A Zookeeper's Melody
Zookeeper Jamie is so close to creating the perfect habitats for the animals at the zoo, they just need their perfect melody to fit their personalities. Work alongside the conductor and orchestra to meet each of the animals and pair their perfect melody. This concert reinforces active listening and social emotional skills as we pair music with emotions to make the animals feel right at home.