WSO’s Pictures for Your Ears Shows Students Art through Music09/09/2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2008
MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Marcucci
Office: (203) 755-8483 x 133
Cell: (203) 206-8286
MUSIC BRINGS ART TO LIFE
WSO’s Pictures for Your Ears Shows Students Art through Music
WATERBURY- Students will explore the relationship between music and the pictures it creates, when the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra presents Pictures For Your Ears, a visual and aural journey, as part of the ShopRite Education Series at the Palace Theater on Friday, October 24, at 10:30am.
During the production, Maestro Leif Bjaland and the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra explore the fascinating connection between the visual arts and its historical influence on music. Inspired by a collection of Russian artwork, composer Mussorgsky wrote his imaginary musical tour, Pictures at an Exhibition. Even Beethoven used music to depict scenes from a walk in the country in his Symphony No. 6, with musical images of a thunderstorm and bird calls.
Maestro will also teach students about the concept of synesthesia, a condition in which artists and composers perceive colors and music together. Students will then be invited to close their eyes and let the music and their imagination create their own visual images in this interactive presentation.
Pictures for your Ears is recommended for grades 3-5, and focuses primarily on the subjects of Music, Visual Arts, and History, as well as suggesting creative thinking and concentration.
Endorsed by the Connecticut Association of Schools, the ShopRite Education Series invites students to reflect on their academic lessons in a venue that encourages thought and imagination. All presentations and programs are selected for students grades K-8 and include pre and post show lesson plans designed to enhance the theater experience while addressing state curriculum standards.
Tickets are $8.00 and on sale now at the Palace Theater Box Office, 100 East Main Street in Waterbury. Administrators and Teachers interested in booking a field trip can call the Group Sales Hotline at 203-755-8483 x 134. Individual tickets can be purchased by phone at 203-755-4700, or online at palacetheaterct.org.
About the Palace Theater
The Palace's primary purpose is to revitalize the Greater Waterbury community through the presentation of the performing arts and educational initiatives in collaboration with area cultural and educational institutions. Its mission is to build a strong sense of community and an appreciation for the arts by operating, maintaining and sustaining itself as a financially viable not-for-profit performing arts center that generates a positive artistic, educational, social and financial impact on the Greater Waterbury area. For more information, visit: www.palacetheaterct.org.
The Palace Theater gratefully acknowledges support by: Bank of America, City of Waterbury, Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, Naugatuck Savings Bank, Republican-American, Saint Mary's Hospital, ShopRite, Waterbury Hospital, Webster Bank, and WTNH/WCTX.