The mission of Inside the Orchestra is to bring orchestra music to young children in the Colorado community, cultivating music appreciation and enhancing their education through an engaging first-hand experience with the orchestra.
Inside the Orchestra has a rich history dedicated to supporting and providing music education in Colorado. While the organization has existed since 1958, we are celebrating our 33rd season of direct program provision, serving the children, schools, and families of metro Denver. Our unique and interactive programs were and are designed to plant the seeds for a life-long appreciation of music and performing arts - as well as to fill in gaps in music education provided by the educational system.
"The kids are still talking about the concert days later! They loved getting to 'meet' so many different instruments, hear them alone and then together, see how dancers move differently with music, and hear singers interact with different instruments. This fit perfectly with our new science unit on sound. It was also great exposure for kids who have never had the opportunity to attend a concert or to hear music like this."
"Part of that US integration is positive American experiences. Inside the Orchestra Programs do just that - they provide positive and motivational musical and academic experiences. Even when students cannot express themselves with English, they can express themselves with music. The programs were enjoyed by students and staff alike."
"What stood out to me about the program were all the ways that orchestra members went out of their way to engage with and connect with our students. The way the conductor effortlessly incorporated English and Spanish into his presentation was so beautiful, and I hope that it made our students who are bilingual feel loved and seen. The FUN that the musicians brought to their performance was such a great fit for the age ranges of our students. Sitting in the middle of the orchestra, with new things popping up all around allowed little bodies to move and wiggle, and I was so grateful to see that their developmental age was acknowledged and validated, that it's ok for them to want to move, and in fact, the performance was planned to accommodate that. I could go on and on."
"It was fantastic to have a conductor and performers who had a great personalities and were great with kids!!! My favorite element was that our students had the opportunity to see a dancer and hear an opera singer along with the orchestra! I also enjoyed seeing our students participate in the interactive elements of conducting and answering trivia questions. The instrument showcase supported the music and science curriculum at our school as well."
"You do an extraordinary job of engaging, educating and entertaining students. BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"I am so grateful for the programming you provide. It is a true blessing to the students (and to the staff). I'm certain that your availability is limited by resources, both human and financial, but I would wish that you could/would/can/will serve even more schools, especially our neediest, most disadvantaged schools."
"Quality performance, humor & friendliness of the artists and volunteers, beautiful & spacious venue- Tiny Tots is an incredible experience and gift to my children!"
"The theme and overall organization of the entire event! Bravo to those who organized everything from venue, to emails, to packet with activities, to program, to staging and orientation, coordinating dancers and vocalists, physical movements for kids, costumes for narrator, and orchestra pieces and players!"
"It was wonderful, and the kids are begging to go again."
"Every single person affiliated with this group was kind, efficient and pleasant…I was blown away with the kindness of all involved even before we entered the concert."