The Regina Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to present a video performance of “The Crow’s Prophecy” as part of our 2020-21 RSO in School program! This is the story of how, RSO principal oboe player Tamsin Johnson accidently swallows her reed and is turned into a crow. She then meets a variety of musical characters that help her discover her love for music in a Wizard of Oz-like quest to be transformed back into a human. “The Crow’s Prophecy” shows how music can tell stories, express ideas, and share emotions. This 40-minute performance is interactive, fun, and tailored to the Saskatchewan arts education learning outcomes for grades 1-6.
A Teachers’ Guide accompanies the video performance of “The Crow’s Prophecy” providing guided listening, historical information, lesson plans, and activities related to each piece in the performance. The Teachers’ Guide provides flexible lesson plans that can easily delivered in-person, in a social distanced classroom, and through remote learning.
In the Fall of 2019 Elder Gordon Favel, from the Kawacatoose First Nation Reserve, gifted the song pe-wapan (Coming of Dawn) to the Regina Symphony Orchestra and community to sing during the May 2020 Link Up concert. The RSO is thrilled to have permission to share the educational materials that have been developed for young people to learn this wonderful song!
A Nighttime Story presented by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra – Harrison David Rivers’ story of a young boy and his grandmother explores the importance and art of storytelling, especially in the African American community. This concert was originally conceived for a young audience, but its resonance with audiences of all ages is undeniable.
Calgary Phil An Orchestra Adventure – This is a video series featuring the different instrument families of the orchestra. Over the month of June the CPO will post a new 15 minute video as part of this web series.
VSO Virtual Education Hub – Includes Musical Story Time, Introductions to Musical Instruments, Study guides, Virtual VSO Concerts
Symphony Spot – The League of American Orchestras has compiled an excellent list of digital initiatives