Encore! Kids: imaginings


Welcome to imaginings!

I’m the Conductor of the Carolina Philharmonic, and I invite you to discover the magic of the symphony orchestra.  On May 17, 2017, we’ll all gather in Robert E. Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School Auditorium – a symphony orchestra of over 50 musicians and over 1,250 students – to make music together.  The orchestra will also tell the magical story of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. It will be awesome!  As you prepare to sing, clap, and even dance with the orchestra, you’ll realize how much the sounds of the symphony orchestra already form a key part of how you experience music and art, as well as movies like Harry Potter.  

Along the way, one of the instrumentalists from the orchestra will come to visit your class and see how you’re progressing.  This is an adventure and a challenge for all of us, and I look forward to meeting you at the finish line!

David Michael Wolff, The Carolina Philharmonic


Resources for Teachers and Parents

Click here for resources to help prepare your kids for the concert experience.


What to expect: The Concert Experience

Theme from “Harry Potter”   (listen) Click here to listen and watch on youtube with composer John Williams' fascinating commentary.

Twilight – Encore! Kids Theme Song * (sing)    

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Charles Dukas    
(listen and watch) 

Rhythm Challenge (the audience is divided into sections and imitates their rhythm leader)

“My Favorite Things” from “The Sound of Music” * by Rodgers & Hammerstein (sing)

Symphonic Suite from “Harry Potter” by John Williams   (listen)  

Name that Tune Challenge

Accelerando MASHUP: Bruno Mars’ “Count on Me” meets Jean Sibelius’ “Fifth Symphony” * (You’ll be invited to stand to sing/dance/clap ad lib.)

Encore!        The “encore” will be a surprise!

* These three songs require preparation in Music Class.