Welcome to the 2020-2021 Florida Orchestra Youth Concerts! TFO has performed youth concerts for students in the greater Tampa Bay area for over 50 years, and we are looking forward to another exciting program this fall. TFO’s Resident Conductor Daniel Black will be back this season to lead students through the concert.

Music in the New World will explore the music of North America through the travels of composer Antonín Dvořák. This guide includes rich musical information, context, and cross-curricular lesson plans. For the safety of your students, the concert this year will be available for streaming on-demand into your classrooms and other virtual learning platforms. The concert will be offered in two 25-minute parts to allow for streaming within the limits of class times. This guide has everything you need to help your students explore the repertoire and composers before AND after the youth concert. The lessons are created primarily for virtual learning platforms, but you are encouraged to enhance as needed to work for in-person or hybrid classrooms.

Thank you to the supervisors from Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas County School Districts who worked side by side with us to create this program, as well as teachers Bethanie Collins and Jennifer Moats (Hillsborough County), Kori Barber and Mindy Simonds (Pasco County), and Maria Athanasulis and Kate Holmes (Pinellas County) for their amazing work creating this guide to the concert. An additional thank you goes out to the USF Viola Studio, Carol Byrd, and Mary Schlumberger for writing the composer bios and piece descriptions.

FREE courtesy of the Centers for the Arts at Wesley Chapel and River Ridge

Virtual Link Available Nov. 30, 2020 – Dec. 18, 2020 | K – 6 | For Link & Password: Email sstrubbe@pasco.k12.fl.us or rdonofri@pasco.k12.fl.us

Curriculum Connections: Music | Musical Instruments | American History | Diverse Cultures

The Florida Orchestra Website

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