Young People’s Concert: Discovering Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony

Cross-Curricular Theme: Science
Presented in partnership with The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Beethoven’s only programmatic symphony reminisces on the recollections of a day’s “nature walk” in the country, something the composer found irresistibly refreshing and therapeutic.  As we discuss the genius behind the gurgling brook and other elements of nature masterfully conveyed by Beethoven in this work, we will also make important connections to addressing global climate as well as to themes of ecology and water conservation where they relate to these elements in the music.  Don’t miss this meaningful and enriching, cross-curricular experience.

This event is the culminating concert for the 2020-2021 Paint to Music Contest with avenues for both virtual and in-school participation.  Visit our Paint Music Contest page to view all 2020-2021 winning artwork!

Register now (educators only) to receive the video resource link via email.

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Jeremy Brimhall, Director of Education | (210) 554-1006 |

Visit our Teacher’s Lounge for available Teacher Resources related to this program.

Painting by Franz Hegi (1774-1850).

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