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Elementary School

Education Concerts at Powell Hall


Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead

The Composer is DeadTuesday, October 16, 2018 at 9:30am & 11:00am
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
 at 9:30am

Merging English language arts and music in a suspenseful and humorous way, Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead introduces students to the instruments of the orchestra through this one-of-a-kind whodunit experience.

Featured Repertoire
FALLA Ritual Fire Dance
HAYDN Andante from Symphony No. 94 in G major, "Surprise"
STOOKEY The Composer is Dead

Learning Standards
Concert curriculum aligns with the Missouri and Illinois learning standards for music and English language arts.

  • Missouri Music Learning Standards: AP1B, HC1C, HC1D
  • Missouri English Language Arts Learning Standards: SL1A, SL2A
  • Illinois Music Learning Standards:  MU:Pr6.1b, MU:Re9.1, MU:Cn10.1, MU:Cn11.1
  • Illinois English Language Arts Learning Standards: CCSSELA-Literacy.SL.2.2

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Teacher's Guide


Music Without Boundaries

Music Without BoundariesWednesday, February 20, 2019 at 9:30am & 11:00am
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 9:30am & 11:00

Music is a language spoken around the world, with distinct characteristics that reflect different cultures. Explore some of the music that reflects the populations that make up our region. 


Featured Repertoire

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Learning Standards
Concert curriculum aligns with the Missouri and Illinois learning standards for music, social studies, and English language arts.

  • Missouri Fine Arts Learning Standards: FA3-5
  • Missouri Social Studies Learning Standards: RI.6.A, RI.6.C-D
  • Missouri English Language Arts Standards: SL.2.A
  • Illinois Fine Arts Learning Standards: MU:Pr4.1a, MU:Pr5.1, MU:Re9.1, MU:Cn10.1, MU:Cn11.1
  • Illinois English Language Arts Learning Standards: CCSSELA-Literacy.SL.2.2
  • Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science: SS.G.2.2, SS.H.1.2, SS.H.2.2-3

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Teacher's Guide - Coming Soon


LINK UP

The Orchestra Swings

Grades 3-5
Presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall
Link Up The Orchestra SwingsTuesday, May 7, 2019 at 9:30am & 11:00am
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 10:00am

“Swing” is many things. It’s a distinctive rhythmic feel; a musical era dominated by big band jazz; a style of dance that grew alongside the music; and that elusive but unmistakable feeling that results when musicians are deeply tuned into each other and playing in sync, or “in the pocket.” Though swing is characteristic of jazz, an orchestra can also swing. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with an orchestra and jazz ensemble, we will explore the elements rhythm, form, improvisation, and communication that contribute to that magical moment when the orchestra starts to swing.

Featured Repertoire
DVORAK Slavonic Dance No. 1
BERNSTEIN “Riffs” from Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs
GERSHWIN I Got Rhythm
ELLINGTON/MILLS It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)

For more information on registeration or to preview The Orchestra Swings curriculum, please visit our Link Up page. MORE INFORMATION

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Ticketing Information

All tickets to education concerts are $5 each. You will receive one complimentary chaperone ticket per ten student tickets. Complete and submit the online Ticket Order Form. Invoices are mailed after online orders have been received and processed. Payment is due 30 days prior to the concert(s) and can be made by credit card, check or cash. No purchase orders, please. Your ticket will be emailed after payment is received. Cancellations or exchanges can be made in advance of payment.

Subsidized Tickets & Transportation Assistance

For all of our education concert offerings, there are limited funds available to help offset the costs of tickets and buses for underserved* schools. Financial assistance is available on a first come first serve basis. To request assistance, please complete any ticket order form and complete the necessary information when prompted. If you have further questions, please contact the box office at education@slso.org.

* Underserved is defined as 50% or more of the school population on a free or reduced meal plan.

Day of Procedures

Don't forget to download your day of concert procedures located on the Planning Your Visit page. 

Accommodations and Accessibility Form

The SLSO is committed to meeting the needs of all of our patrons. If any member of your group requires special accommodations, please submit the Accommodations and Accessibility Form at least one week prior to your scheduled concert. 

Need more information? 

For ticketing questions, please call 314-534-1700 or email education@slso.org.
For program or curriculum questions, please call 314-286-4407 or email Jessica Ingraham.

Planning Your Visit

Check out our Planning Your Visit page to make your field trip to Powell Hall hassle-free.

Accommodations and Accessibility Form

The SLSO is committed to meeting the needs of all of our patrons. If any member of your group requires special accommodations, please submit the Accommodations and Accessibility Form at least one week prior to your scheduled concert.