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

Big News
MEET KERI-LYNN WILSON
This up-and-coming young conductor sat down with our Naomi Lewin to discuss the role of the conductor and how she decided to become one. Hear this interview exclusively on classicsforkids.com.

Radio Shows
Aaron CoplandMay’s Classics for Kids™ features Aaron Copland. Considered one of the finest of the modern composers, Copland was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1900, but gained much acclaim for his ballet works with a wild west theme. One of his most famous pieces is "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo. The Copland programs for May are:

    1. About Aaron Copland
    2. Copland’s Cowboy Ballets
    3. Agnes de Mille
    4. Rodeo
    5. Classical Music in Commercials

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Next Month
George Frederick HandelMay’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

For Parents

For Parents
Is your child curious about different types of music? Jazz, baroque, rhapsody, overture, or others? Visit our Musical Dictionary: Types and Styles of Music section and not only get a written description, but an audio clip that helps define that type of music.

For Teachers

For Teachers
As summer break approaches, leave your students with some great ideas on fun things to do while they are off… including spending some time using www.classicsforkids.com to entertain, learn and appreciate all kinds of wonderful music. It’s all free and it’s a great alternative to another cartoon!

Talk To Us
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Quote of the Month
"When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest."

Henry David Thoreau

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