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KidsNotes presented by Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra

BY IRVING WEEKLY STAFF

Irving, Texas. May 16, 2014

The Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra will be presenting its KidsNotes program at the Valley Ranch Library on June 5th at 7:00pm and at the West Irving Library on June 19th at 2:30pm.

KidsNotes is a one-hour program that begins with the reading of a book such as, “Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin” or “The Remarkable Farkle McBride,” which introduces the different families of instruments in an engaging and fun way. Next, depending on the age of the participants, students engage in games that explore musical concepts like pitch, rhythm, and timbre. Then one of our professional musicians introduces and plays their instrument, choosing music suitable for a young audience. To finish up, we have an Instrument Petting Zoo! which allows children to try out an instrument from each of the four orchestra families to learn more about their favorites!

Early exposure to music and the arts is crucial to developing the creative spark in children. And continual evidence has shown that children engaged in musical education perform well above national classroom standards. To this end, the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra is proud to present its KidsNotes program to young children where they can hear, see, touch, and explore different aspects of music and the orchestra. KidsNotes is offered at many area schools, libraries, and bookstores throughout the year. Due to generous contributions from public and private donors, the KidsNotes program is offered free of charge to the community.

The Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in our growing and diverse community by inspiring, entertaining and involving citizens and organizations through music concerts of superior cultural and educational value.

The Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra credits its Music Director, Robert Carter Austin for its continued outstanding and diverse orchestral programming. Maestro Austin’s background encompasses over 30 years of professional music experience and includes degrees from MIT, Cambridge University, and Stanford University. Maestro Austin’s musical experience includes conducting performances in countries including: Korea, Ukraine, Canada, Italy, Spain, China, France, Germany, Mexico, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Colombia, Philippines, Guatemala, Dominican Republic and the United States.

Event will take place on June 5th at 7:00pm at the Valley Ranch Library and on June 19th at 2:30pm at the West Irving Library.



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