Monday, 27 February 2012

Morning at the Symphony

At the symphony, I learned that stories can be expressed in music. The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra collected original stories from Okanagan students and narrated them and played music that represented scenes in the stories. I learned that the xylophone was first used in an orchestra in Danse Macabre. The story of Danse Macabre is that of death dancing in the woods at midnight. The xylophone represents the bones on the skeletons clacking together. My favourite story was the one with the squirrel in the bushes, scaring two kids who had snuck out and gone into the woods in the night. Overall, I enjoyed the symphony and hope to go again next year.

~ Cole H.


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