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

Welcome to Summer!
The music and the fun never stop on Classics for Kids…
check out our interactive maps, podcasts, musical periods, and all the games and activity sheets.

Radio Shows
George Frederick HandelJune’s Classics for Kids features George Frederick Handel, who was born in Germany, studied in Italy, and lived most of his life in England. His great love was Italian opera, but when those fell out of favor in England, he switched to composing oratorios. The Handel programs for June are:

    1. About George Frederick Handel
    2. The Story of the Water Music
    3. Other Water Music
    4. Music by Royalty and Nobility

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Next Month
George GershwinJuly’s Classics for Kids features the great American composer George Gershwin. New York born and self-taught on the piano, Gershwin went on to compose some of the classics of the 20th century including his masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue. The Gershwin programs for July are:

    1. About George Gershwin
    2. What is a Rhapsody?
    3. Rhapsody in Blue
    4. Jazz in Classical Music

For Parents

For Parents
As your child’s summer vacation continues, don’t forget about the interactive and fun areas of the Classics for Kids™ website. For instance, under the Musical Careers section, you can hear professional musicians (a conductor, opera singer, pianist and a composer) talk about what it is like to succeed in their field.

For Teachers

For Teachers
Classics for Kids appreciates the dedication of all teachers everywhere. You deserve some time off and here’s hoping you have an enjoyable summer. Just know that Classics for Kids™ is here when you are ready to start putting together those fall lesson plans. There are actually already lesson plans awaiting you here, so take advantage of these proven plans for your 2008-2009 curriculums.

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
"When music fails to agree to the ear, to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses, then it has missed the point."

Maria Callas

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