Children’s Discovery Concert


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

10 a.m. at Denver First Church of the Nazarene
3800 E. Hampden Avenue, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., hundreds of students and teachers will arrive at the Arapahoe Philharmonic’s Children’s Discovery Concert to experience a special performance just for them. This year’s program is titled “Symphonic, Not Classical.” Join Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Professor Snooty von Classicus, Maestro Devin Patrick Hughes and your Arapahoe Philharmonic, as we take you on a “symphonic” tour through the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, and all the way to 2019! Students will learn about the different styles and time periods of symphonic music, and that not everything we play is “classical” music. In an interactive format, students will also learn about concert etiquette and experience orchestral instrument demonstrations before and during the concert.

The morning begins at 9:30 a.m. with instrument demonstrations around the hall. Once students are checked in and seated, they will be greeted by adult orchestra players who will tell the students about their instruments and demonstrate how to play them. Some AP members may even allow the students to try out the instruments themselves! Students will also be able to visit the percussion section and learn how to conduct.

As the concert begins, students will be on the edge of their seats, looking especially at their favorite instrument. They know what to expect in the concert because the Teacher’s Guide has helped teachers prepare them. The Guide is a great tool to use with students before arriving on concert day. It connects the music with hands-on activities to Language Arts, Social Studies, Art and other subjects. The students will be thoroughly engaged by the narrator who helps tell the story. The concert is geared toward students in grades 3 through 5, though the program is sure to be enjoyed by slightly younger and older students as well.

Schools and educational groups will receive priority, reserved seating. We request that schools please use the reservation form below to request the necessary seating for your group. Seating is assigned in order of reservation receipt and payment.

The public may purchase tickets through this link.

The Arapahoe Philharmonic has a deep commitment to music education, and educating our children and youth is an integral part of our mission. Colorado State Music Standards 3 (Theory of Music) and 4 (Aesthetic Valuation of Music) will be the educational focus of the concert. We believe the Arapahoe Philharmonic has the most hands-on children’s concert in the south Denver metro area. Join us for a great morning of education and music!

The cost is $5 per student and teacher/adult. Please contact the Arapahoe Philharmonic office at 303-781-1892 if your school would be in need of a scholarship.

PLEASE NOTE: Photos will be taken at this event that will be used for the Arapahoe Philharmonic’s marketing,  communications and fundraising purposes.

Announcement Letter 2019Registration Form 2019

Download the Children’s Discovery Concert Teacher Packet

Barb Risner
Children’s Concert Coordinator and former public school music teacher
APEducationCommittee@gmail.com
303-781-1892 (leave a message if office is closed, please)