On to the concert! After reviewing concert ettiquite, we entered the auditorium ready to listen to the music. Little did we know we would also be treated to a magic show with local magician, Mike Folker! Mr. Folker was fantastic! He talked about how music can be colors for your ears. He created many memorable works of color including a backwards American flag (he later fixed it) and a bright rainbow! All the while, the orchestra played many familiar tunes, including Variations on America which we listened to in class.
Here are some links to videos of the music we heard at Wheaton College:
Sabre Dance by Katchaturian
Thus Sprach Zarathustra by Strauss
Storm Movement from Symphony #6 by Beethoven
March Militaire by Schubert
Violin Concerto in G Major Op 12 #1 by Vivaldi
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Bach/Stokowski
Variations on America by Ives
The students and teachers enjoyed our trip!
In our seats waiting for it to start.
Our teachers were excited too!
Some of us got to sit with our friends.
Our reaction to the question "How was the concert?"