Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Street 2007-2008
Adventures with the Orchestra
A child’s introduction to the
orchestra and its instruments
Featuring the children’s classic
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Strauss: Furioso Polka Strauss: Thunder and Lightning Polka
Arr. Yasuda: “Johnny One- Note” Schubert: Symphony No. 6, Scherzo
Tchaikovsky: Mov't I from Debussy: “Golliwogs Cakewallk” from
“Serenade for Strings” Children's Corner Suite
Holst: “Ostinato” Kleinsinger: “Tubby the Tuba”
from St. Paul's Suite Michael Moore, tuba soloist
Joplin: “The Entertainer” Sousa: “Washington Post” March
Tubby the Tuba
Tubby the Tuba
The tuba is one BIG instrument!
The tuba is an 18-foot metal tube. That’s as tall as a
giraffe! When the tube is coiled up, it’s about as tall
This beautiful instrument is sometimes called a “fiddle”.
Violins are made of wood and strings.
Peepo the Piccolo
The piccolo is the tiniest instrument in the orchestra. Its name
means “small” in Italian.
A piccolo is only one foot long. It plays the very highest
The timpani is sometimes called
a “kettle drum”.
It’s a big metal drum that sounds like thunder.
“Thunder and Lightning” Polka
Johann Strauss, Jr.
Can you hear the thunder and lightning
in this music?
Which of these instruments makes
the thunder sound?
Which of these instruments makes you think
A Note for Parents:
We hope that you will use this guide to prepare children for the Symphony Street concerts. Listen to the Sym-
phony Street CD with your child or students before attending the concert. Talk about the different types of
sounds you hear as the various instruments play. Select age-appropriate activity sheets from the ones included
in this guide to help foster further discussion and interest in the orchestra.
We are delighted that your student(s) will have an opportunity to hear the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at a
Symphony Street Concert. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra provides other opportunities for you to share the
joy of music with young people. The Sunday afternoon Family Concert series is designed to be an entertaining
learning experience for the whole family. Also on Sunday afternoons, you and your child may enjoy concerts
performed by the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. This talented group of student musicians ranging in age
from 13-18 performs three subscription concerts a year. We hope you’ll take advantage of these and other
concerts to instill in your child a love of orchestral music – a lifelong gift that your child will treasure.
ASO Family ASO Young People’s Concerts are
Concert Series Kathy Griffin Memorial Endowment
Additional Education Funding Is provided by:
October 28, 2007 The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
A Fairy Tale Halloween William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund
Jere Flint, conductor The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Edler G. Hawkins Foundation, Inc.
Lee Harper & Dancers
City of Atlanta, Office for Cultural Affairs
1:30 & 3:30pm The Goizueta Foundation
Fulton County Arts Council
February 17, 2008 Georgia Council for the Arts
MetLife Music for Life Initiative
Peter and the Wolf Staples Foundation for Learning
Film with Orchestra
Jere Flint, conductor The UPS Foundation
Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra
1:30 & 3:30pm
March 9, 2008
Once Upon a Tune
Jere Flint, conductor Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra
Wendy Bennett, vocalist Jere Flint, conductor
1:30 & 3:30pm Fall Concert
Sunday. November 11, 2007, 3 pm
May 18, 2008
Cinderella Sunday March 16, 2008, 3 pm
Jere Flint, conductor
Enchantment Theatre Company
Sunday May 11, 2008, 3 pm
1:30 & 3:30pm