Did You Know?
The theme music that opens and closes each Classics for Kids® program is Dance of the Hours from Amilcare Ponchielli's ballet La Gioconda.

Amilcare Ponchielli - La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours

Duration: 1:57
Composed in 1876 (Romantic Period)
Performed by CSR Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava; Ondrej Lenard, conductor

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Musical Careers: Musical careers take many forms. You can be a performer, a conductor, an administrator, a teacher. We have spoken with several professionals about their music.

Musical Eras: Listen to our special web programs about periods in music history.

The Music of Freedom: The songs that helped the slaves escape to the north, as well as others that celebrate freedom.

Activity Sheets: Provided by Music Educator and former Classics for Kids® Consultant Jennifer Morris and former Cincinnati Public Radio Educational Outreach Manager, Carolyn Phillips.

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