The sound of music filled Glen Rose High School Auditorium on Thursday.
Elementary and intermediate students, teachers and residents thrilled to the sounds of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, which again offered two free public concerts.
The orchestra performed Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, “From the New World," in the morning concert.
The afternoon concert was geared to children and was titled "Musical Fairy Tales." It featured music from many well-loved fairy tales. The pieces included:
Tchaikovsky - “Russian Dance” from Nutcracker Suite
Grieg - “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt Suite
Tchaikovsky - Selections from Sleeping Beauty
Mozart - Overture from The Magic Flute
Mussorgsky - Selections from Pictures at an Exhibition
Ravel - “Tom Thumb” from Mother Goose
"The program is a great way to introduce children to the link between music and storytelling," said Marilyn Bailey, the FWSO's spokesperson.
The FWSO and Glen Rose ISD officials expressed thanks to Fran and John Wasilchak of Rainbow for again providing the financial underwriting for the performances.
During the afternoon performance, students learned about the various orchestra sections, the difference between an overture and a finale and the different instruments. They even learned how to pronounce Tchaikovsky and how opera tells a story through singing and music, and a ballet tells a story through dance and music.
See next week's Reporter for a full report and more photos.