Annual 5th Grade Concerts

In January, the LSO performs two concerts at Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, reaching over 2,400 fifth grade students in the St. Vrain Valley. For many students, this is their first experience hearing a live orchestra. Students are given the opportunity to ‘sit in’ with the orchestra during one of the pieces, and one student from the audience is chosen to conduct.

Friday, January 17, 2020
Vance Brand Civic Auditorium
Elliot Moore, conductor
Amber Salaz, narrator

SAINT-SAËNS  Selections from Carnival of the Animals
Introduction and Royal March of the Lion

     Hens and Roosters
     Aquarium
     Fossils
     Finale
with poetry by Jack Prelutsky

BIZET  Les Toreadores

PROKOFIEV  Peter and the Wolf

In preparation for the LSO’s 5th Grade Concerts, Maestro Elliot Moore teaches children how to conduct the “Toreador Song” (“Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre,” from Bizet’s Carmen) in this video:

Video by Phil Huff
Special thanks to the Longmont Museum for hosting the video tutorial

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