Classroom Resources

Kinder Concert

The Kinder Concert focuses on living creatures native to Ohio.  We join forces with the Stark County Parks District to visually show animals of various shapes and sizes living in our parks.  We also explore concepts of sound by demonstrating that animals make different sounds and compare them to the instruments in the orchestra. Each musical excerpt not only introduces a different composer and his music, but also relates to one of the animals that students will see at the concert.  Each lesson plan includes composer information, classroom activities to prepare the students for what they will hear and information sheets on the animal that relates to each piece.


Respighi – Gli Uccelli, Mvt. 1


Ravel – Mother Goose Suite, Mvt. 2


Mozart – Marriage of Figaro, Overture


Mendelssohn – Nocturne from A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Beethoven – Symphony No. 9, Mvt. 2


Lesson Plan materials prepared by:
Susan Cook, Marlington Local Schools
Sandra Simpson
Stark Park County Park District