Online Educational Concerts
With our Online Educational Performances, you've got a front-row seat no matter where you are! Explore music specifically chosen to help deepen young people's connection to the world around them.
Episode 1: Characters
Music and stories can both have characters. Learn how composers musically represent characters in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute.
Episode 2: Setting
Where does a story take place? Composers can give us clues about the setting of a story with their music. Hear how Johann Strauss Jr.’s Overture to The Bat tells listeners that the story takes place in Vienna.
Episode 3: Conflict & Resolution
Composers use melody and harmony to represent the conflicts and resolutions found in our favorite stories. Hear how Antonín Dvořák tells an autobiographical story of conquering his homesickness and finding happiness in his “Largo” from Symphony No. 9.
Episode 4: A Musical Story
Characters, setting, conflict and resolution work together to tell stories. Composers represent them musically to tell stories we can hear. Listen to how they tell the story of Dan the dog in Edward Elgar’s “G.R.S.” from Enigma Variations.
Episode 5: The Remarkable Farkle McBride
Music and words can team up to tell a story. Hear the words to John Lithgow’s The Remarkable Farkle McBride while the CSO plays music by Bill Elliott representing a young child’s journey to find an instrument that satisfies his love of music.