Go on the musical adventure of two friends, Sound and Silence, as they make music for the very first time. Silence, a first-time adventurer, wants to explore the wonders of the quietest galaxy in the universe; however, it does not take long for the wanderer to crash into the unimaginable–Sound! Sound, an intergalactic smuggler of noises, samples sonorities from across the universe and puts on a show that Silence will never forget! The story explores the elements of music: pitch, dynamics, tempo, tone/timbre, rhythm, meter, and articulation, as it guides young listeners to discover along with Sound and Silence.
Inspired by the musical storytelling of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, this ten-week program integrates illustrated stories with music to promote music literacy and guide young musicians to connect music and the imagination.
Featured artwork by James Lloyd
Sonic Boom! is organized in 3 different modules, so you can tailor the experience to meet your student’s needs:
BOISE PHIL CHAMBER ENSEMBLES: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
Close Encounters brings chamber music into your classroom through an intimate performance of Sound and Silence with a variety of instrumental ensembles: brass quintet, woodwind quintet, and string quartet.
LESSON PLANS: [SEE-HEAR]
[see – hear] is an eight-week classroom curriculum designed to achieve two skills: music literacy and audiation. This curated program enriches students’ fundamental knowledge and teaches skills to grow unique tastes, communicate ideas, and embrace a variety of musical thoughts.
SCHOOL CONCERTS: ORCHESTRAL EXPLORATION
Orchestral Exploration brings students to the orchestra with a reimagined performance of Sound and Silence.
The concert program includes:
Ottorino Respighi: Pines of Rome, mvt. 1
Edvard Grieg: “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt Suite
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra opening
Samuel Coleridge Taylor: “La Tarantella” from Petit Suite
John Williams: Selections from E.T.
If you would like to be notified when the concert video is live, please register online. Virtual School Concert Registration