Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Education Programs
Early Elementary (K-3): These programs are designed for younger elementary students but can be easily adapted to any elementary audience.
Peter and the Wolf
Since 1936 children all over the world have been enchanted by Prokofiev’s musical setting of Peter and the Wolf. The composer assigned each character its own instrument and melody—children and adults alike will love hearing this story as they are introduced to the instruments of the orchestra!
Late Elementary (3-6): These programs are designed for older elementary students but can be easily adapted to any elementary audience.
Dvorák’s New World Symphony
In 1892 Antonin Dvorák arrived in New York City to head the National Conservatory of Music. While there he composed his Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.” Students will learn about Dvorák’s experience in America and his inspirations for this classic work.
Classical Music 101
Who came first, Mozart or Beethoven? What’s the story behind Copland’s Hoedown? What masterpiece of classical music was originally commissioned for a king’s summer boating party? Get answers to these questions and more as the Fort Worth Symphony takes your students on a tour of classical music through the ages!
Middle and High School (7-12):
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven is regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. Students will learn about this amazing man as they explore one of his most popular works, Symphony No. 5.
The FWSO provides curriculum materials to assist teachers in preparing their students for upcoming education concerts. Please click on the Supplemental Materials link under each concert description to download.
Musical Resources Online