Mussorgsky in Miniature: Pictures at an Exhibition – A Masterpiece in Narrative Style
Monday, October 30, 2023
10:00AM - Grades 3 - 8
Music, storytelling, writing, art drawing/painting, history, compare/contrast, SEL- empathizing
Co-created event with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra and Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) around Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” This event includes a live TSO octet and piano performance on the GLCFA stage. At the same time, images of the actual works of art that inspired Mussorgsky’s composition are projected behind the musicians on the GLCFA Cyclorama. Kate Botello (of Kids Commute and IPR) will narrate the event, incorporating storytelling and age-appropriate educational content, connecting students in grades 3 – 9 to concepts like musical composition, art, self-expression, empathy, and historical context.
IPR is proud to present Kids Commute episodes (7:40AM & 3:20PM, Monday - Friday) related to this special event the week of October 30 - November 3!
Two incredible, kid-oriented Classical Sprouts podcast episodes have been created to support and extend this program; the podcast episodes are available below and wherever you listen to Classical Sprouts! Finally, given its proximity to Halloween, kids will be invited to attend the event in a late 1800s (Victorian) costume for a chance to win swag!
This program is made possible in part by a grant from Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.