Conversations with Music for Schools
Conversations With Music provides participatory concerts to upper elementary students in surrounding school districts with the goal of creating interest in school arts programs as students approach middle school.
A small ensemble entertains students by performing many popular music selections and classical music standards. Students experience classical repertoire from each of the four major musical periods, as well as interact with musicians to guess each of our popular music selections. Students glean information on the symphony orchestra, musical eras, how sounds is made, and have the opportunity to reflect during our Q&A session.
2018 Conversations With Music Repertoire
“Linus and Lucy” from the TV specials PEANUTS
Main Theme from the film Star Wars
Main Theme from the TV show Spongebob Squarepants
“Can't Stop the Feeling” from the film Trolls
Main Theme from the video game Pokemon
Ode to Joy by Beethoven
Gymnopedie by Satie
Hoe-Down from Rodeo by Copland**
Overture to Barber of Seville by Rossini
Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Bach
Eine kleine Nachtmusik, First Movement by Mozart**
Also Sprach Zarathustra by Strauss*
Maple Leaf Rag by Joplin*
*Included on the 2017 - 2018 UIL Music Memory List
**Included on the 2018 - 2019 UIL Music Memory List
Conversations with Music for Retirement Communities
The GSO provides free educational and interactive concerts to the local health-care community through our Conversations With Music program. The GSO musicians accompany a staff member to various assisted-living facilities, retirement communities, and hospitals with the goal of bringing classical music to those who may otherwise be unable to attend symphony concerts. Participants experience a live music performance featuring both classical and popular music selections. Additionally, participants have the opportunity to interact with musicians through educational program notes and dialogue about classical music, composers, repertoire, and life as a classical musician today.
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Lifetime Learning Programs
Each year the community and education programs of the Garland Symphony Orchestra reach over 10,000 community members from various walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds. The Garland Symphony Orchestra is very proud of its numerous programs dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our community.