Monday, November 5, 2012

Baton Rouge Discovery Concert

Back on  October 25th, our homeschool group, Bayou Cajun Homeschoolers, went to the Baton Rouge Symphony Discovery Concert.  This is an annual event that take places on 2 different days for school groups to come and experience a taste of the symphony along with educational aspects.

IMG-20121025-01185 When they begin, the music director goes through each instrument sections teaching the kids which instruments are in each group (strings, percussion, brass, and woodwinds)  Also, someone from each instrument will play a short piece to allow the children to hear how each instruments sounds and is played.IMG-20121025-01188

Also, each song that was performed taught the children about how composers use different techniques to express a particular mood through the music.



Play Me An Adventure


Francis Scott Key – The Star-Spangled Banner

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade

George Gershwin – An American in Paris

John Williams – E.T. The Extra-terrestrial “Adventures on Earth”

Klaus Badelt – Pirates of the Caribbean


Here’s our group:


The BRSO did a great job!  It was an excellence experience for the children.