2014-15 BSO Midweek Concerts on Sale!

The BSO offers arts-integrated, STEAM activated concerts for Pre-K through sixth grade students.

Tiny Tots: Pre K – Kindergarten
Approximately 35 minutes in length
These interactive concerts introduce students to the instruments of the orchestra and provide a gateway into thinking about music through other subjects.

Prime Time: Grades 1-3
Approximately 40 minutes in length
Prime Time concerts excite students through musical exploration and an introduction into arts integrated curriculum links.

Music for Youth: Grades 4-6
Approximately 40 minutes in length
Whether new comers to the orchestra or already young musicians, these concerts will engage students and provide meaningful connections to key curriculum subjects.


Ellington's Nutcracker | For Grades Pre-K-3

Share in the spirit of the holidays with Duke Ellington's dazzling reimagining of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. This jazzy piece will delight students with the "Peanut Brittle Brigade," "Dance of the Floreadors," and more!

Wed, December 3, 2014, 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM

Fri, December 5, 2014, 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM


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African-American Innovation | For Grades 4-6

Join the BSO in celebrating the contributions of innovators such as Duke Ellington and Harriet Tubman. Featuring music by Villa-Lobos and Ellington along with African-American spirituals, this program honors the impact of innovation on our collective history.

 Wed, February 18, 2015, 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM

Fri, February 20, 2015, 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM



Remarkable Farkle McBride | For Grades Pre-K-3

Young Farkle McBride is a musical genius who plays the violin, flute, trombone and drums with incredible skill. Experience the orchestral adaptation of actor John Lithgow's mesmerizing children's book where the fickle, yet lovable Farkle brings the sounds and rhythms of the orchestra to life.

Tue, April 28, 2015, 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM

Thu, April 30, 2015, 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM


Interested in writing lesson plans for the 14-15 Midweek concerts? The BSO seeks innovative educators with a specialty in arts integration to write lesson plans for the upcoming 2014-15 Midweek Concert series.  Educators will work together in small teams with BSO Staff, BSO Education Conductor, and AEMS staff to create Music, Science, History and Language Arts arts-integrated lesson plan seeds and listening guides.

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