“Getting to Know You”
An Introduction to the Instruments of the Orchestra
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion
For more than 20 years the KSO has offered free education programs to schools throughout Northern KY. Children have access to a comprehensive program as the KSO alternates “Getting to Know You” (An introduction to instruments of the orchestra) with “Back in My Day” (a history of the orchestra and its music).
This program focuses on the musical instruments that comprise a symphony orchestra. Instruments are heard individually, in families and as part of the entire orchestra. The Q & A session following the concert gives students and teachers the opportunity to ask questions of any musician or the conductor. Admission is free but registration is required. The 2017-18 Education Series is supported in part by a grant from the Elsa H. Sule Foundation and the Charles H. Dater Foundation.
To register for this program please complete the reservation form. (click here to download PDF)
Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
John Williams Children’s Suite from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
The KSO does not offer transportation to concerts. To assist schools with arranging transportation to these concerts we encourage you to click the links provided for resources available to schools in our area: ArtsLinks located in Cincinnati has an ArtsBus program for schools located within the I-275 Beltway, and Target offers field trip grants to fund the cost of buses.
We encourage educators to visit Classics for Kids, where you’ll find free lesson plans, activity sheets and more!
Quotes from teachers who recently participated in this program:
To quote a student, “It was magical!” — Sara Bijayananda, Burlington Elementary
“Many students have told me this is one of the best field trips they have been on. They loved it!” —Holly Nibert, Goodridge Elementary
“Fun, upbeat, engaging!” —Kerry Knollman, Arnett Elementary
“The KSO program is an excellent program. The program presents high quality orchestra music geared towards children. “ —Bethany Hamann, Miles & Lindeman Elementary Schools
“This program was perfect for my students, covering National Standards in Music. The music was engaging and the students learned a lot about the Orchestra and the instrument families.” —Stephanie Collins, Caywood Elementary