Welcome to the Symphony
A Musical Exploration of the Orchestra Using Beethoven's Symphony No. 5
“An ideal way to introduce children to the magic of music—delightful, charming, wonderfully entertaining, beautifully illustrated.”—Gerard Schwarz, Music Director, the All-Star Orchestra
Discover what a symphony is. Who Beethoven was. What happens when a conductor takes the podium and faces of the orchestra. And when you should and shouldn’t clap.
Here is a unique, interactive introduction to the world of classical music, presenting one of the most famous symphonies ever written, by one the most famous composers who ever lived.
With its 19-button sound panel, you’ll hear the different parts and voices of the music—the beginning of Symphony No. 5, the melody, the harmony, the sounds made by a violin, a viola, a cello, a double bass, and more. And you can even sing along.
Note to parents: The secret to raising a child to love and appreciate classical music isn’t a secret at all. You just need to listen with your child and be a willing explorer. Talk about what you hear. Marvel at the sounds. Try to identify the instruments—and have fun with it!
Praise For Welcome to the Symphony: A Musical Exploration of the Orchestra Using Beethoven's Symphony No. 5…
"Welcome to the Symphony [lives] up to the publisher's promise that children will enjoy it . . . it passed the 4-year-old test with flying colors." — The Washington Post
–Gerard Schwarz, music director, The All-Star Orchestra and music director laureate, Seattle Symphony
— Gerard Schwarz
–Terry Kinney, director, actor, and co-founder of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
— Terry Kinney
–Orin O’Brien, double bassist, The New York Philharmonic
— Orin O’Brien
–Dorothy Lawson, artistic director, Ethel String Quartet
— Dorothy Lawson
— Ted Libbey
Workman Publishing Company, 9780761176473, 32pp.
Publication Date: October 27, 2015
About the Author
Carolyn Sloan is a music educator at the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, New York, and the author of Finding Your Voice: A Practical and Spiritual Approach to Singing and Living. A songwriter and musician, she has been writing music for theater, television, and children for the past 20 years. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.