Mission: Our mission is to bring orchestra music to young children in the greater Denver metropolitan community, cultivating music appreciation and enhancing their education through an engaging first-hand experience with the orchestra.
Results: "Many of our population have never been exposed to a live orchestra and this was life-changing for them." - Denver teacher
Target demographics: All children of Colorado.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 24,000
Geographic areas served: Currently serving the counties of Denver, Douglas, Adams, Arapahoe, Summit and Boulder
Programs: Inside the Orchestra for elementary students
Tiny Tots for kids 6 and under
Soloists concerto program
Professional with expertise in this field
Inside the Orchestra is an outreach program that puts children, preschool thru 8th grade in, and surrounds kids with orchestral music. This is my 27th season conducting this award winning program that educates and entertains 25,000 kids in the Denver Metro Area. We contract anywhere from 15 to 34 professional union musicians drawn from area symphonies, opera and ballet companies to perform for children, musicians who are not only extremely profiecient on their instruments, but also engage the audiences. Of all the programs that I have worked on in my 35 year career-- this concept is the most rewarding. Tom Jensen, Music Director, ISO