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  • West Virginia Culture Center 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East Charleston, WV, 25305 United States (map)

Sound Painting in Colors is a wonderful comparison between the worlds of visual and performing arts for secondary students. A composer, like a visual artist, follows a sequence of creative development steps in creating his work of art.  Just as painters mix colors on their palettes, this program explores the infinite number of instruments and melodic combinations that composers mix.

Grades 6-12 (recommended)

March 17, 2017
2 performances: 9:45 a.m. & 11:35 a.m. (one day only)

State Theater, WV Culture Center, Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV

Cost:  $4 per student, free for teachers/chaperones within a ratio of one teacher/chaperone for every ten students; $4 for each additional adult above the 10:1 ratio

Concert features

  • Rossini’s William Tell Overture

  • Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade

  • Khachaturan’s Sabre Dance

  • Ravel’s Pavane pur une Enfante Defunte

  • Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsodie No. 1

Complete lesson plans and interactive CD-ROM developed by WVSO are provided upon registration.  CD-ROMS can be used at individual computer stations or with LCD projector as whole class activities.  Check our web site to download lessons aligned to 21st Century Content Standards.  Our nationally recognized CD-ROM materials will help your class prepare for the concert experience.  Print curriculum is also available for this unit.

As part of the cross-curricular objectives, students have the option to submit artwork which will be on display in the Grand Lobby during the concerts.

Link to Instant Encore with recordings of the featured pieces.

Detailed academic content standards achieved for students in WV, OH, and KY.

  • Art History and Diversity
  • Art: Reflection and Analysis
  • Science as Inquiry
  • Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
  • Numbers and Operations
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Data Analysis and Probability
  • Geography and History
  • Reading, Writing and Listening
  • Technology
  • Music History and Appreciation
  • Music:  Performing, Exploring and Creating
Earlier Event: March 15
Later Event: March 18