Symphony Tacoma is pleased to bring Mini Maestros to its YouTube channel. Fiddler on the Hoof features the “Cowpie String Quintet” for an inside look into the string family with some good ol’ fashioned, toe-tappin’ fiddle tunes including Copland’s Hoe-down and Rossini’s William Tell Overture (the Lone Ranger theme).
Mini Maestros is designed especially for children ages 2-8 and their families. Each concert highlights a different family of orchestra instruments with curriculum prepared by Early Childhood Learning experts. Educator and emcee “Sheriff” Shay Ryan introduces the instruments and explains musical concepts while Symphony Tacoma musicians demonstrate the concepts through a selection of songs that children respond to by singing, dancing, marching and clapping their hands.