To imagine the community that makes up DO, it is essential to tell stories. Wanting to enrich their lives but also learn from theirs, this project found different ways to engage and motivate these 22 students, stimulating their creativity and inviting them to express their thoughts and dreams.
"Storytelling in the orchestra", is presented in three parts: Five ways of telling a story, using words, music, illustration, dance and theatre; Stories and traditional music from different cultures, where you are introduced for example to Swedish, Greenlandic, Afghan folk music, and to Afro-Cuban music; Telling stories with the symphony orchestra's repertoire, which is chosen to celebrate the different cultures that come together in the Dream Orchestra.
Here you can be part of the journey, through videos of the workshops, concerts and interviews that DO students take, when they learn to play an instrument in the orchestra. From Inuk, which is one of the first pieces you learn when starting in Dream Orchestra, up to Arturo Márquez's Danzón No. 2.
"Storytelling in the orchestra" is a digital book that offers valuable insights especially for teachers and conductors who work with children's and youth orchestras. Connecting with other art forms turns out to be an extraordinary resource to enrich the musical learning experience and provide a space for creative energy.
For more information you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the orchestra through @dreamorchestra.se on Instagram and Facebook.