This weekend ArtStart and Saint Paul Civic Symphony are coming together for a concert and art activities. ArtStart’s art and dance activities run from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., with the concert starting at 3:00 p.m.
If you’ve read many of my articles, you have probably picked up on the fact that I like to prep for outings like this. I find it easier to enjoy music I know and I find my kids can behave themselves longer when they are engaged. Below I’ve compiled samples of the pieces that SPCS will be playing for this concert.
Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Souvenir de Porto Rico
Leonard Bernstein: Danzon (from “Fancy Free”)
Bryan Donald-DeVoe Schumann is a local composer. I was unable to find a video for his piece Bird Toy; but I’ve included the SoundCloud box for it below. My kids really like this one.
Alberto Evaristo Ginastera: excerpts from “Estancia“. Note this is a long video. I will probably just play this during dinner rather than attempt to get my kids to sit and watch a 30 minute video of landscapes.
Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf. The video below is an excerpt of a film I adore. It is currently streaming on Netflix. If you don’t have Netflix and don’t want to pay $2.99 to view the whole video, there are other Peter and the Wolf videos available on YouTube. I am also including, HERE, a link to the IMBD page for this film. It can be a little scary and deals with bullying. When I’ve watched this, it was only with the grade-schooler. The preschoolers were in bed.