THE STORY ORCHESTRA PROJECT
AT THE NCEM
NCEM presents Eboracum Baroque in an online performance of ‘The Story Orchestra: Four Seasons in One Day’ featuring music from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and narration from this much-loved book, illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle, at 2pm Friday 18th June.
Telling the story of a little girl called Isabelle and her dog Pickle who take an adventure of a lifetime across the changing seasons, we’ll hear how Vivaldi makes the Spring blossom, we’ll feel the Summer’s heat, gather in the Autumn harvest and gasp at the cold of Winter.
Narrated by Vivaldi himself, the musicians of Eboracum Baroque said “We’re so excited to be bringing you a digital version of our adventure through the Four Seasons in just one day and brilliant that we can share this project with so many schools.
There’s lots of beautiful music to enjoy from over 300 years ago by the famous composer, Antonio Vivaldi. You’ll be able to hear the instruments pretending to sound like birds, bees and dogs and experience a musical thunderstorm too! We look forward to seeing all the beautiful artwork you will be inspired to create!’ ACCESS RESOURCE >
With thanks to our funder at the East Riding Music Hub for making this project possible
THE FOUR SEASONS RESOURCE
Below you’ll find four different types of resources and activities that can be shared with children before or after the Story Orchestra performance
Vivaldi Composer Notes
Vivaldi’s Thunderstorm Body Percussion
Artwork Activity Slides and Template
Vivaldi Four Seasons Nature Project
Listening and Appraising Vivaldi
Spring Movement 1 (Chorus of Birds)
Spring Movement 1 Thunderstorm and Lightning
Spring Movement 2 Barking Dog
Summer Movement 1 Cuckoo
Summer Movement 3 Thunderstorm
Autumn Movement 1
Autumn Movement 2
Winter Movement 1 Chattering
Winter Movement 1 Running Cold
Winter Movement 2
LIVESTREAM ONLINE PERFORMANCE
You will be sent a link and password that can be used to stream the performance in school or at home. The link can be shared with as many of your students as needed if they are learning from home.
The Story Orchestra: The Four Seasons illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle published by Frances Lincoln Ltd, copyright © 2016. Reproduced by permission of Frances Lincoln Ltd, an imprint of The Quarto Group.