Discovery Concerts

July 2020

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The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's Community Health Network Discovery Concerts are designed for students in grades 3 - 6. Don’t miss the opportunity for your students to hear the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra perform in the historic Hilbert Circle Theatre in downtown Indianapolis. For many students, this is the first chance they have to hear a major orchestra perform live.

2021 Discovery Concerts

January 20 | January 26 | February 19 | March 9 | April 6 | May 11

The Program

A Walk on the Wild Side!

Join us as we partner with the Indianapolis Zoo for our 2020-21 Discovery Concert Series performances of A Walk on the Wild Side!  Music will be our guide as we explore the wonderful world that we call home. This program will feature a Teacher Curriculum Guide that covers specific multi-disciplinary standards, including STEM!

As a special bonus, the Indianapolis Zoo is happy to help you schedule a field trip so your students can take their own walk on the wild side and experience some fantastic animals. Visit their website for more information. 

Visit Indianapolis Zoo

2019-2020 Programming 

Please feel free to share these resources for students and families to use during this time of extended E-Learning.

Journey Through the Jurassic
Jacob Joyce, conductor
Special guest performers from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Join us as we collaborate with the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis for our 2019-20 Discovery Concert Series performances of Journey through the Jurassic! We will let the music be our guide as we explore the Mesozoic Era and beyond! This program will feature a Teacher Curriculum Guide that covers speci c multi-disciplinary standards, including STEM!

STRAVINSKY | “The Augurs of Spring (Dance of the Young Girls)” from Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)

WILLIAMS | Main Title from Jurassic Park

STRAUSS | “Something Waltz” from Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59

STRAVINSKY | “Infernal Dance of All Kastchei’s Subjects” from L’Oiseau de feu (The Firebird)

BACH (orch. STOKOWSKI) - “Passacaglia” from Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582

CLYNE | “Space” from Rift

SILVESTRI |  Main Theme from Back to the Future
 

"I had a wonderful time attending the ISO Discovery Concert. The rhythm of the different music was lively - exciting like Beethoven and some were mellow - like Swan Lake. I loved hearing all different kinds of music I have never heard before."

- Cole, fifth gradE

preparation materials for teachers

TEACHER CURRICULUM

THE SCORE

Recordings (Dropbox)

RECORDINGS (GOOGLE DRIVE)

The Teacher Curriculum is a guide to help you prepare your students for a great concert experience. It is connected to the National Music Standards, as well as, some Indiana State Standards. The Student Workbook, called The Score, features written activities and discussion starters for students. 


HOW TO ORDER

1. Estimate the number of seats needed and select your date and time concert preference.
2. Complete the online reservation form via the link below. 

Tickets are $8 per student and $9 per adult, and includes comprehensive preparation materials and a teacher workshop. Each group will receive one free teacher/chaperone ticket for every 10 student tickets purchased. 

RESERVATION FORM

FIELD TRIP INFORMATION


For more information contact LearningCommunity@IndianapolisSymphony.org or call 317.639.4300
 

Teacher workshops

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Want to make your discovery concert
a cross-curricular experience?

Our Symphony in Color program is utilizing some of the same repertoire selections, so that you and your school's visual art teacher can collaborate! To learn more, visit the Symphony in Color webpage or register here


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​ ​Additional Support Provided By:

 

 

Elba L. and Gene Portteus Branigin Foundation

 

 

 

 

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