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 18, 2019
Vance Brand Civic Auditorium
Elliot Moore, conductor
Erik Kroncke, bass-baritone
Bethany Parker, piano – Young Artist Competition Winner
Longmont Youth Symphony

SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture
MOZART  Piano Concerto in A Major (Movement I)
Bethany Parker, piano
BIZET  Les Toreadores
MICHAEL CLOSE  A Child’s Book of Animals (World Premiere)
Mr. Kroncke

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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