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					NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
TEACHER RESOURCE BOOK
            2008–09 Concerts for Young People

              Fall 2008
 Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra




                 Spring 2009
          Scheherazade: Arabian Tales




This Teacher Resource Book has been prepared by the members of the NJSO’s
                    2008 Master Teachers Collaborative.
                         Printing courtesy of
                         Edited by Porcsha Harris
                           www.njsymphony.org
   2008–09 CONCERTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Recommended for Grades 4–8

Meet all the different instrument families of a symphony orchestra. The NJSO tells
stories and shows emotions through music including Benjamin Britten’s delightful
Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and Gioachino Rossini’s famous Overture from
William Tell.

Wednesday, October 29 – NJPAC in Newark, 9:45 & 11:30 am
Thursday, October 30 – NJPAC in Newark, 9:45 & 11:30 am
Tuesday, November 11 – Sussex County Vo-Tech in Sparta, 9:30 & 11:30 am
Wednesday, Noveember 12 – Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton, 11 am


Scheherazade: Arabian Tales
Recommended for Grades K–6

Journey to a faraway land with Rimsky-Korsakov’s magical Scheherazade. Hear the
composer’s interpretation of some of the most famous stories from One Thousand and
One Nights and discover the Arabian tales for yourself! Using masks, puppets, and
magic, the Enchantment Theatre Company will bring these stories to life.

Thursday, May 7 – NJPAC in Newark, 9:45 & 11:30 am
Thursday, May 14 – Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton, 11 am
Tuesday, May 19 – NJPAC in Newark, 9:45 & 11:30 am
Wednesday, May 20 – Michael T. Lakes Performing Arts Center in Neptune, 9:45 & 11:30 am
Thursday, May 21 – bergenPAC in Englewood, 9:45 & 11:30 am
Friday, May 22 – State Theatre in New Brunswick, 9:45 & 11:30 am



For more information about the NJSO’s Concerts for Young People, please contact:
                       New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
                            60 Park Place, 9th Floor
                               Newark, NJ 07102
                             973.624.3713 Ext. 254
                www.njsymphony.org/education/YoungPeople
                         TABLE OF CONTENTS
                   Master Teachers Collaborative 2008:
                  Opening and Introductory Lesson Plans


Introductions:                            2008–09
       MTC Resource Book           i      Introductory Lesson Plans
Acknowledgements:                         Getting from “Hear” to There         2
       MTC Governing Board         ii     Defining the Experience:             4
       Donors                      iii    Preparing to Attend the Symphony
2008 MTC Members                   iv     Preparing for a Concert              6
Meet the Participants              v      Instruments of the Middle East       13
New Jersey Core Curriculum         vii    The Audience Member Rap              16
Content Standards                         My Role at the Symphony              18
National Music Standards           ix     Sound, the Audience and Architecture: 22
Multiple Intelligences             x      Web Research with PowerPoint
                                          Presentation
Things to Remember                 xi
Meet the NJSO:
       History                     xii
       Roster                      xiii
       Highlights in History       xiv
       Timeline
       Sections of the Orchestra   xiv
                           TABLE OF CONTENTS
                               Fall 2008
                 Young People’s Concert: Grades 4−8
           Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Lesson Plans
Program                               24   Post-Concert Lesson Plans: Grades 4–8
Meet the Composers                    25
                                           Post-Concert Evaluation            48
Fun Sheets                            27
                                           March Madness                      50

Pre-Concert Lesson Plans: All Grades
                                           Post-Concert Lesson Plans: Grades 6–8
Listening Preparation for Orchestra   29
                                           A Young Person’s Guide to Rock     53
My Orchestra is Larger than           31
                                           We Are Family                      55
Your Orchestra
                                           The Use of Classical Works         57
Telling Stories Through Music         35
                                           as Theme Music:
                                           Exploring New Visualizations
                                            for Familiar Compositions
Pre-Concert Lesson Plans: Grades 6–8
                                           Orchestration and Timbre:          59
A Range of Possibilities              39   Using MIDI to Aid Comprehension
                                           of Tone Color Choices
Active Listening with Adjectives      42
                                           Tempo and Composition:             61
Theme and Variations                  45
                                           A Sequencer in Tempo Recognition
                            TABLE OF CONTENTS
                                Spring 2009
                    SPOTLIGHT Concerts: Grades K−6
               Scheherazade Lesson Plans & Extra Information
   Program                              64   Post-Concert Lesson Plans: All Grades
   Meet the Composer                    65
                                             Baghdad and the Persian Gulf     87
   Fun Sheets                           66
                                             How Suite It Is!                 89
                                             Persia: Land of One Thousand     92
Pre-Concert Lesson Plans: All Grades
                                             and One Nights

   Developing the Story of the Prince   68   Post-Concert Lesson Plans: 3–6
   and the Princess
   Scheherazade                         70   Scheherazade                     94

   Scheherazade Bingo:                  73   Finding the Hidden Treasures     96
   Identifying the Musical Themes            of Sindbad

Pre-Concert Lesson Plans: Grades K–4         Extra Information

   The Kalendar Prince                  77   Driving Directions               105
   The Sea and Sindbad’s Ship:          79   About the NJSO’s                 112
   Part I                                    2008–09 Season
   The Sea and Sindbad’s Ship:          82
   Part II

Pre-Concert Lesson Plans: Grades 4–6

   The Kalendar Prince                  86