Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra Presents Concert Nov. 20, 2011 to Benefit Toys For Tots

The Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra presents a concert in Scottsdale, Arizona on Sunday, November 20, 2011 to benefit Toys for Tots. Concertgoers who bring a new, unwrapped toy can attend the concert free of charge.
Concert to Benefit Toys for Tots
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Nov. 12, 2011 - PRLog -- A research team exploring the link between music and intelligence reported that music training is far superior to computer instruction in dramatically enhancing children's abstract reasoning skills, the skills necessary for learning math and science.

A 2007 poll found that 88% of all post-graduate students in college and 83% of all people earning $150,000 or more had extensive music training.

What better way to get kids excited about music learning than by taking them to a live concert?

The Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra presents a concert Sunday, November 20, 2011 that is sure to delight children of all ages. The concert features a delightful piece of musical humor, the Toy Symphony, that is characteristic of the musically good-natured Franz Josef Haydn, the reputed composer. Typical of Haydn, there are oddly constructed phrases or intentionally jarring, clumsy transitions. But atypical of classical music scoring, this symphony is scored for orchestra and a set of toy musical instruments!

Music Director Timothy Verville comments,

“I know that our craft can only survive if it's carried on to the next generation, so with that in mind, I've programmed our November concert to appeal to both the younger and the older generations. Having toy instruments mixed in with classical instruments is a wonderful way to introduce some less familiar sounds in an accessible way.”

To carry on the “toy” theme of the Toy Symphony being performed at this concert, The Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra will be teaming up with the Marine Foundation’s Toys for Tot’s Program to kick off the Holiday season. For this special event, concertgoers can donate a new unwrapped Toy in lieu of admission.

This concert is packed with brilliant music:
Overture to L’isola Disabitata, Haydn
Clarinet Concerto in A Major K.622, Mozart (featuring the Arizona State University’s Clarinet Studio competition winner),
Divertimento for Winds, Dittersdorf
The Four Ages of the World, Vanhal
Toy Symphony, Haydn

When: Sunday, November 20th, 2011, 3:00pm
Where: La Casa de Cristo Church, 6300 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Tickets:  may be purchased at the door
Regular Admission, $12
Student/Senior Admission, $7
FREE Admission with a Toys for Tots donation of a new unwrapped toy

For more information, visit the Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra website.

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The Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra performs classical music concerts throughout the Valley. Under the direction of Timothy Verville, our innovative programing and musical presentation provides a unique concert experience for our audiences in a more relaxed environment. We deliver a high quality performance for the initiated classical music lover as well as provide an enjoyable experience for the first time concert attendee.

Our repertoire traditionally encompasses music of the Baroque and Classical periods, but also includes the occasional work from the Romantic repertoire. For the 2011-2012 season, we will be performing a US premiere of a 200+ year old work, as well as a world premiere commission written for the SBO. Also new this season is our “Salon Music” program which provides music before and during intermission at all of our concerts.
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