Tiny Tots: Interactive Orchestra Programs for All to Enjoy

 Denver, Colo (January 13, 2015) – This February, Inside the Orchestra (ISO) will be partnering for the first time with Kim Robards Dance Company and continuing their longstanding partnership with Central City Opera in the Tiny Tots Inside the Orchestraprogram.  The concerts will take place February 4th through February 23rd at venues throughout the Denver metro area, ranging from The Wildlife Experience in Parker (museum admission is included in the price of the Tiny Tots ticket) to the famed Boettcher Concert Hall, where children get the rare opportunity to sit surrounded by the live professional orchestra on the Boettcher stage. (Find a complete list of performances below and at www.insidetheorchestra.org). Tickets for the show are only $9.95/person, though discounted and complimentary admissions for those in need are offered – no one is turned away.  Go to www.insidetheorchestra.org/tiny-tots-events/ for more information and to register and purchase tickets.
A 45-minute performance, Tiny Tots Inside the Orchestra engages, entertains and educates children six and under and their families (all ages are welcome). Audiences experience what it is like to be truly inside the orchestra as they are seated on the floor and surrounded by a 30-piece professional orchestra. Kids can interact with the conductor and the musicians and learn about the instruments in the process. The collaborative performance with orchestra, opera singers from Central City Opera and dancers from Kim Robards Dance creates a one-stop cultural experience.

ISO has been engaging children with their Tiny Tots programs for over 28 years constantly providing new program offerings. In 2015, audiences will be treated to:

  • Featured dancers from Kim Robards Dance
  • New musical selections combined with old favorites – come in the winter and spring and enjoy new programming each visit
  • Tiny Tots Tour Packs: buy a 5-pack or a 10-pack of tickets to be used in any increment you like, for any show(s) you like, for the full 2014-2015 series

Inside the Orchestra
Inside the Orchestra is a local nonprofit organization that brings orchestra music to young children in the greater Denver metropolitan community, cultivating music appreciation and enhancing their education through engaging first-hand experiences. Each year, ISO brings orchestra music to over 20,000 children and caregivers throughout Colorado through two key programs – Inside the Orchestra for Schools, and Tiny Tots. The Inside the Orchestra for Schools program is an interactive 50-minute program geared toward students in K-8th grade, wherein a 14-15 piece orchestra performs in-school assemblies. Students sit surrounded by the professional orchestra, as the conductor faces the audience and engages them throughout the performance, asking questions and teaching them about the music as it is playing around them. The audience is treated to up-close-and-personal demos by the strings, woodwinds, horns and percussion. Scripting is designed to not only introduce music concepts, but to tie to curriculum that children are studying in other subjects. In-classroom follow-up by the conductor and supplementary lesson plans are provided as well.

Tiny Tots Inside the Orchestra – Upcoming Dates
Tiny Tots – Wednesday, February 4th, 2015: 9:30 and 10:45 AM, Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape Street, Denver, CO 80220
Tiny Tots – Monday, February 9th, 2015: 9:30 and 10:45 AM, The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S Peoria Street, Parker, CO 80134
Tiny Tots – Tuesday, February 10th, 2015: 9:30 and 10:45 AM, Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape Street, Denver, CO 80220
Tiny Tots – Wednesday, February 18th, 2015: 9:30 and 10:45 AM, Mile Hi Church, 9077 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80226
Tiny Tots – Saturday, February 21st, 2015: 9:30 and 10:45 AM, McNichols Building, 144 West Colfax Denver, CO 80202
Tiny Tots – Monday, February 23rd, 2015: 9:30 and 10:45 AM, Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Central City Opera
Celebrating its 82nd year, Central City Opera is the nation’s fifth-oldest opera company, located just 35 miles west of Denver in one of Colorado’s official National Landmark Historic Districts. The company continues to present artistically excellent professional opera in its annual summer festival; to offer career-entry training to young singers; to produce education and community service programs; and to preserve and maintain the Opera House and 30 other Victorian-era properties.

Central City Opera 2015 Festival
July 11-August 9, 2015
La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Man of La Mancha, the Tony Award winning musical by Leigh, Darion & Wasserman
The Prodigal Son by Benjamin Britten
The Blind by Lera Auerbach
Don Quixote and the Duchess by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier

Central City Opera’s 2015 Festival features five productions performed and delivered in non-traditional ways. Verdi’s opera about the love and loss of a tuberculosis-stricken mistress, La Traviata, and the Tony Award winning musical of a brave knight’s adventures, Man of La Mancha, will be performed in the intimate Central City Opera House. The final three shows are one-act operas with performances in alternate spaces from historic buildings in Central City to diverse venues throughout Colorado including locations in Aspen, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Denver and Boulder. The 2015 one-act operas include The Prodigal Son, Britten’s church parable about the return of a wayward son; The Blind, an operatic feast for the senses about a group of blind people who have lost their way; and Don Quixote and the Duchess, the story of a practical joke played on a courageous knight.

Two-pack subscriptions for Central City Opera’s 2015 Festival productions of La Traviata and Man of La Mancha start at just $38 and provide up to a 25% discount on single tickets. Subscribers also save $10 when they purchase the One Act three-pack which includes The BlindThe Prodigal Son and Don Quixote and the Duchess.  Single tickets for Central City Opera’s 2015 Festival will be available this spring. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.CentralCityOpera.org or call 303-292-6700.

Kim Robards Dance
Now in its 28th season, Kim Robards Dance (KRD) is a professional modern dance touring company based in the Aurora Cultural Arts District, which provides artistic and educational dance programming statewide, nationally and internationally. KRD features the original choreography of critically acclaimed Artistic Director Kim Robards. KRD has received the State’s highest awards for artistic excellence and outstanding educational programming for K-12. In addition to the professional dance company, KRD also operates The Academy of KRD offering dance training for ages 3-18 and adult beginners through professionals; and operates The KRD Venue which includes studio and performance space.

For more information about all events, please visit www.insidetheorchestra.org or contact Shelby Mattingly, ISO Executive Director at Shelby@insidetheorchestra.org or 303-355-7855. Offices for Inside the Orchestra are located at 1165 Delaware St, Suite 204, Denver, CO 80204.



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