Symphony in Space
Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Squires, conductor
Miguel Rodriguez, flute
Also Sprach Zarathustra opening (2001 Space Odyssey theme) by Richard Strauss
The Planets: Mars by Gustav Holst
Jupiter Symphony 3: Menuetto by W. A. Mozart
The Ethos (Working title) by Betsy Start
Flute Concerto in D Major 3: Moderato by Carl Reinecke (featuring Miguel Rodriguez, flute)
Mothership by Mason Bates
Williams: Star Wars Opening Theme
Grades 1 through 8
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 (Middle School Day)
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Friday, March 20, 2020
Cost: $7.50 per student (1 complimentary ticket for teacher/chaperone for every 10 purchased tickets)
Time: Concerts each day at 9:45 am and 11:15 am
Location: Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL
Approximate concert length: 45 minutes
If you would like more information about a class field trip to the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin to hear the Elgin Symphony, contact:
Wendy Evans, director of community engagement and orchestra personnel
847-888-0404 ext. 238.
Teachers guide will be ready to download by January 1, 2020.
Miguel Rodriguez is a junior at Larkin High School right here in Elgin where he is involved in the Visual Performing Arts Academy (VPAA) — a rigorous program focused around music, dance, acting and various other art forms where he has grown immensely as a musician through performances and seminars. Miguel has been playing flute for 5 years and since 2016 has been studying with ESO flutist Scott Metlicka. For 2 years he has been a member of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra. Uniquely to this season he is the flute player in the Earl Clemens Wind Quintet — a high-caliber honors chamber ensemble in the EYSO that travels around the Chicagoland area to perform and receive guest coachings from orchestral professionals – and at times featured on 98.7 WFMT Chicago’s Classical Radio! Miguel also plays the saxophone on which he enjoys playing jazz and is teaching himself to play the piano. He has participated in summer festivals including the Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Wisconsin. In addition to his passion for music, Miguel loves to run and read nonfiction. He hopes to one day reach the dream he has had since he started playing the flute: to play in a professional orchestra and have has own flute teaching studio.
To reserve tickets or ask any questions contact:
Wendy Evans, Director of Community Engagement and Orchestra Personnel
847-888-0404 ext. 238.
Archived Teachers Guides:
View the 2017-2018 Teachers Guide (Music Emojis: Feelings. Connections. Life.
View the 2016-2017 Teachers Guide (Compose Yourself!)
View the 2015-2016 Teachers Guide (Garden of Your Mind)
View the 2014-2015 Teachers Guide (Thrill of the Orchestra)
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