Classics For Kids
News from Classics for Kids™ • December 2008

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT CLASSICS FOR KIDS!
JOIN US THIS MONTH FOR A LOOK AT THE COMPOSER OF CARMEN, GEORGES BIZET.

Radio Shows
Geroges BizetClassics for Kids™ in December features composer Geroges Bizet. Though he didn’t live long (he died at age 36) he composed one symphony, dramatic music for theatre, and his most famous work, the opera “Carmen.”

The programs for December are:

    1. About Georges Bizet
    2. Harmonic Texture in the Farandole
    3. Jewish Composers
    4. Christmas Carols in Classical Music

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Classics for Kids PodcastsCLASSICS FOR KIDS NOW AVAILABLE IN PODCAST FORM
Does your child seem forever attached to his/her iPod or Mp3 player? Then infuse it with some great music! Download the Classics for Kids™ radio show in podcast form right to their player, and give them a blast of Bach or a touch of Tchaikovsky. Podcast information is available here.

Next Month
Franz SchubertClassics for Kids in January features Austrian composer Franz Schubert. Schubert was a talented musician, singer and composer, writing over 600 songs in his lifetime.

The January programs are:

    1. Firsts for the New Year
    2. About Franz Schubert
    3. Take Me To Your Lieder
    4. Music for Piano Four Hands
    5. Marches Not Written for Bands and Parades

For Parents

For Parents
Don’t be afraid to introduce your child to opera. This month, because we are featuring Geroges Bizet, composer of Carmen, there is an easy link to more opera information on classicsforkids.com. Share this beautiful and historical musical form with your kids today!

For Teachers

For Teachers
Help your students put history into perspective with the Classics for Kids™ Composer Timeline. Let them see where Benjamin Franklin’s publication of Poor Richard’s Almanac fits with the life of Bach. It’s completely free and available anytime at classicsforkids.com.

Talk To Us
Parents and teachers, you know Classics for Kids™ loves to hear from you about the program, the website, and how it can be improved and more relevant to you in making classical music part of your child’s life.

Just fill out the feedback form here. We also want to hear from your kids, so have them check out our Bulletin Board section here to see what other kids have sent and how to send in their own artwork or letter.

Quote of the Month
"Passion, confidence and vulnerability are evidence of musical talent. If music were not in our blood, we wouldn’t have such strong feelings."

Madeline Bruser

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