Classics For Kids
News from Classics for Kids • March 2008

Cabin Fever?
So the kids have some free time on spring break? Don’t let them waste it all away on Spongebob Squarepants and Nintendo DS! Introduce a little classical music to their day off… visit for free games, podcasts, music samples and more!

Radio Shows
Nikolai Rimsky-KorsakovMarch’s Classics for Kids features Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, who would be 164 years old on March 18! He was a Russian composer of great versatility… he wrote operas, choral music, chamber pieces and, of course, his most famous composition: The Flight of the Bumblebee. Here are the March programs:
    1. About Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    2. The Tale of Tsar Saltan
    3. Russian Operas
    4. The Bees and the Birds
    5. Composer Teachers and their Students

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Next Month
Antonio VivaldiApril’s Classics for Kids features Antonio Vivaldi. A talented violinist, he was also a priest, until his severe asthma prevented him from saying Mass. He is considered by many to be Italy’s finest composer of the time, and he wrote over 500 different pieces of music. His most famous is The Four Seasons. The April shows will be:

    1. About Antonio Vivaldi
    2. Poetry and Sound Effects in Vivaldi’s Spring Concerto
    3. Violin Concertos Through the Ages
    4. Spring Music

For Parents

For Parents
Is your daughter a Girl Scout? If so, visit our Tips and Advice section under For Parents and learn ways to help your daughter work towards the “Making Music” badge. It’s just one of the many resources has for parents.

For Teachers

For Teachers
Peter and the Wolf is a perennial classic, and a familiar story to many children. You can use Peter and the Wolf in your classroom with lesson plans for grades 1-3 for speech & language, science & language arts, and sequencing. You can also listen to Classics for Kids host Naomi Lewin talk about the story and the musical instruments used by the orchestra. Check out this incredible resource!

Lesson plans are courtesy of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Talk To Us
Classics for Kids is your resource.We welcome your feedback! How do you like the new look and new features? It will help us enormously to evaluate and improve our program if you will tell us how you use our materials in your classrooms and homes. Do you work with the lesson plans?Do your students listen to the radio shows and the music? Let us know what you like and don’t like. Visit our website for a feedback form and thank you for your input!

Quote of the Month
"Every child is an artist.The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."

Pablo Picasso

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