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Practice video: Preparing for Recitals

Is your child preparing for a music recital?

Welcome to Practice Corner! Whether a Suzuki book graduation or a full-on studio recital, performances can be a time of celebration, anxiety, and opportunity for your Suzuki kid. Yet the recital prep you do at home can be far more important than the recital itself. The tone we set for performances makes a big difference in setting up a child for success. How can we ease nerves, get familiar with recital routine, and set expectations?

This week we’ll go over creative ways to prepare kids for recitals and ease their nerves.

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How do you prepare your kids for a recital?




Eugene Symphony Concerts, November 2015

World Beats Elementary Youth Concert

World Beats Elementary Youth Concert

Tues., Nov. 10, 2015
10:30-11:15 a.m., SOLD OUT
12:30-1:15 p.m., seats still available
Hult Center for the Performing Arts

On Tuesday, November 10, the Eugene Symphony will present an elementary concert to celebrate the diversity found in the one universal language… music.

Experience the sounds, movements, and languages of cultures from around the world with special guests Trio Voronezh, Lo Nuestro, West African Cultural Arts Institute, Eugene Flamenco Arts, CABA Fan Dance, and Eugene Ballet Academy.

Learn more and register

Concert: From the New World

Concert: From the New World

Thurs., Nov. 12, 2015
8:00 p.m.
Hult Center for the Performing Arts

Danail Rachev, conductor. Featuring the University of Oregon Symphony Orchestra

IVES: The Unanswered Question
VARÈSE: Ameriques
DVORÁK: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

Three unique voices create one powerful evening of music about the American experience.

Featured on the first Eugene Symphony concert in November 1965, Charles Ives’s hypnotic score contemplates our very existence.

French avant-garde composer Edgard Varese captures the sonic cacophony he heard in Manhattan in 1918, right down to construction noise and police sirens. To perform Ameriques, we are collaborating with the University of Oregon Symphony Orchestra to present the largest orchestra ever assembled on the Silva Concert Hall stage.

Finally, Antonin Dvorák’s famous Symphony is equal parts love letter to his Czech homeland and tribute to the spirit of opportunity he found in America.

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October News, Music & Events

Fall Recital

The Fall Recital is Sat., Nov. 14, 11 a.m.

The recital will last for about an hour, and will have songs from Little Notes, Violin, and Cello students.

Olive Plaza, our usual location, is in the midst of renovations, so I am finalizing our location. Once the location is set I will let you know.

Eugene Ballet Company presents The Sleeping Beauty

Eugene Ballet Company’s 36th performing season awakens to one of the great ballets of all time.

The Sleeping Beauty is for kids, parents, grandkids and grandparents, and everyone who loves fairy tales, Tchaikovsky, tutus and tiaras. This timeless story delights with classical variations and magical characters set in a mythical land, starring Fairies, the White Cat and Puss in Boots, the Bluebirds, the wicked fairy Carabosse and, of course, Sleeping Beauty and her Prince.

  • Florence: October 14, 2015, 7:00 p.m., Florence Events Center
  • Eugene: Oct 24, 2015, 7:30 p.m., Hult Center for the Performing Arts
  • Eugene: Oct 25, 2015, 2:00 p.m., Hult Center for the Performing Arts

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Eugene Symphony Elementary Youth Concert

On Tuesday, November 10, the Eugene Symphony will present an elementary concert to celebrate the diversity found in the one universal language… music.

Experience the sounds, movements, and languages of cultures from around the world, with special guests Trio Voronezh, Lo Nuestro, West African Cultural Arts Institute, Eugene Flamenco Arts, CABA Fan Dance, and Eugene Ballet Academy.

The 10:30 a.m. performance is sold out, but seats are still available for the 12:30-1:15 p.m. performance.

Learn more and get tickets »

Eugene Symphony: Miguel Conducts Ginastera

As the Eugene Symphony’s Music Director from 1996-2002, Miguel Harth-Bedoya introduced us to the music of South America, and he forged a potent partnership with choreographer Hector Zaraspe to create memorable evenings of tango and flamenco dancing. In his return to the Eugene Symphony, Miguel celebrates the 100th birthday of Argentine master Alberto Ginastera: first with a sizzling Piano Concerto played by 2013 Van Cliburn Competition gold medalist Vadym Kholodenko, and then with the breathtaking premiere of Zaraspe’s choreography of the gaucho-inspired ballet Estancia.

Concert: Oct. 15, 2015, 8 p.m., at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts.

  • LENG: Preludio I
  • SORO: Danza Fantastica
  • GINASTERA: Piano Concerto No. 1
  • GINASTERA: Estancia

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