Water in Nature
Appropriate for Teachers & Students: 3rd – 5th grade
Through music, we will explore the wonder, beauty, and strength of water in nature, travelling through the daily cycle of water, from sunrise to sunset. Paired with exciting repertoire that depicts the life of water and all its incantations, children will be exposed to some of the greatest classical composers that wrote depictions of water in its many forms. We will explore the many forms water takes through music depicting rain clouds, snow, thunderstorms, rivers, and oceans! Through the music of Beethoven, Strauss, Debussy, and more, we will see how great repertoire can create pictures and transform our experiences and knowledge.
OBJECTIVES: Students will have the opportunity to:
- Experience a live orchestra performance.
- Practice active listening skills, aurally identifying sections of the orchestra by timbre.
- Describe a variety of compositions and musical events in aural examples such as changes in timbre, form, tempo, dynamics, or articulation, using musical vocabulary.
- Connect musical themes and moods with stages of the water cycle to experience how music can depict an extra-musical idea.
PRESENTATION FORMAT: Live concert with the Amarillo Symphony (full symphonic orchestra), multimedia included; conductor relates to and leads students through the performance.
Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts
500 S. Buchanan St., Amarillo, TX 79101
$4.00 per person
- Wednesday, October 25, 2023
- Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 9:00 am & 1:00 pm shows – SOLD OUT
Performance Times: 9:00 am, 11:00 am, and 1:00 pm
Conductor: Gerald Karni
Teacher resources – Dowloadable PDF with the following…
- Audio recording playlists of featured repertoire (via YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music)
- For Debussy’s La Mer, start at 16:27 for the appropriate 3rd movement on the YouTube Playlist
- Additional resources for listening to classical music, including audio recordings, composer bios, pieces, and theory, interactive pages, games, and more.
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