Friday, October 2, 2009

Mission: Imagination coming to a school near you!

WHAT: Mission: Imagination In-school Concerts for age 4 – 3rd grade
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 7 @ 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. St. Wenceslaus School / 15353 Pacific St.

Thursday, Oct. 8 @ 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. St. Mary’s School / 903 Mission Ave., Bellevue

Omaha, Neb – On October 7 and 8, the Omaha Symphony will present its Mission: Imagination education program to nearly 500 students from Nebraska and Iowa. Mission: Imagination allows learners age 4-3rd grade to get "up close and personal" with the orchestra, teaching them about basic musical concepts and individual instruments in an entertaining, interactive way. Students will sit within a few feet of the conductor and musicians, participating in listening activities as well as sing- and conduct-alongs to keep their imaginations engaged throughout the concert.
Participants will even get to play along with the orchestra, using instruments they made in class. This year’s concert is entitled “Mozart's Missing Memory.” Mozart is premiering his latest piece with the Omaha Symphony; however, through a freak accident during the rehearsal, Mozart loses his memory! With the concert only moments away, students will work with orchestra members to help Mozart, teaching him about tempo, dynamics, instrumentation, and accompaniment so he can complete his masterpiece!

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