Week of November 15, 2015

Red Riding Hood and DSAO Chamber Concerts

To-Do:  Week of November 15, 2015

  •  Sat, Nov 14 (1 and 4p) and Sun, Nov 15 (1p): DSAO accompaniment of Red Riding Hood
  •  Sun, Nov 15, 2p: DSA and Colorado Chamber Players at Thornton Senior Center (Free)
  •  Mon, Nov 16: Visitation Day, volunteers still needed
  •  Wed, Nov 18, 3-5p: Concerto Competition
  •  Thurs, Nov 19: Visitation Day, volunteers still needed
  •  Fall Chamber Music Concerts  Please help us get the word out so we can fill the concert hall!
    • Fri, Nov 20, 7p
    • Sat, Nov 21, 3p

 

Upcoming (See performance schedule below or on website)

  •  Wed, Nov 25: Dart Warz Fundraiser
  •  Tues, Dec. 1: Mahler Assignment due
  •   Wed, Dec. 2, 2:35p-5:30p: Middle School Special Concert
    • Students are required to participate
    • Parent volunteers requested to provide snacks for students
  •  Thurs, Dec. 3, 12:30-3p: High School CPR Performance
  •  Fri, Dec 4: Deadline for Silent Auction items
  •  Fri, Dec 4, 8-3: High School Orchestra performances at high schools
  •  Winter Concerts: Please help us get the word out so we can fill the concert hall!
    • Sat, Dec. 12, 3p
    • Sun, Dec. 13, 3p
  •  Mon, Dec 15-Sat, Dec 20: Midwest Clinic (CLICK HERE for live viewing instructions)

Reminders, Assignments and Upcoming Events!

  1. DSA faculty members have been informed about the Midwest Clinic, and Mr. Kohut has asked that High School students make special arrangements with your teachers to take early final exams.
  2. High School Orchestra has been invited  to play at CPR for the second consecutive year! 12/3 12:30-3:00.  We are currently  organizing parent volunteers to assist with transportation. Studio space is limited. Participating students will be announced next weekend.
  3. High School Orchestra will  play at area three high schools in preparation for the Midwest Clinic.  This will take place on one day: 12/4 8-3p
  4. Playing Tests this week:
    • Middle School: Mozart Rondo
      High School: Dvorak 5th mov.
  5. Middle School Orchestra: Special Concert 12/2, 2:35-5:30p
    • All middle school students are required to participate in this special concert, a collaboration with DSA band and El Sistema Colorado. We are asking parent volunteers to provide snacks for the students involved.

Thank you very much!

Dr. Lasansky

Chamber Concerts

Nov. 20, 7p

Nov. 21, 3p

Students and Mentors have worked very hard this semester TO PRODUCE WONDERFUL CHAMBER MUSIC. ALL DSAO STUDENTS REGARDLESS OF THEIR INVOLVEMENT  ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND AT LEAST ONE CONCERT. This is the best way for students to support each other, build camaraderie and listen to a beautiful assortment of music!

DSAO Performing at
Red Riding Hood Production
TODAY, 1p and 4p
TOMORROW, 1p

Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School
1001 W. 84th Avenue, Denver 80260

Congratulations to the orchestra for being invited to perform at this professional production.  

We want to do a great job and to support Phamaly by having a substantial presence in the audience!  If students attend the Phamaly musical they will not be required to attend the Moscow Quartet this semester. The production will be charming and very well suited to family audiences. Our students are being paid $100/each for their participation. In short we really want to be invited back for future collaborations!

Red Riding Hood is a humorous and heartwarming musical based on the beloved children’s story. Bridget and Stephen are on a sleepover at their grandmother’s house. When neither of them can sleep, they decide to act out their favorite story. With things found in the attic and clothes from an old wardrobe, what’s real and what’s imagined begins to blur until the children find themselves in the deep, dark woods with a wolf tracking them down! This is a one-hour musical perfect for children up to 12 years old.

Adult General Admission: $15
Child General Admission: $12
Groups of 10+: $10

CLICK HERE for tickets and other information.

Concerto Competition

November 18, 3-5p

This competition is open to all DSA orchestra, band, guitar,piano and vocal majors. Please choose a movement  from a concerto or solo and orchestra piece (15 min or less).

 

First Annual Winter Silent Auction

less than a month away!

December 12th

during the orchestra concert

We need your donations by December 4th! 

Be creative!  Do you tutor? Speak a foreign language?  Give a lesson on an instrument?  Have a condo that you might share for a weekend?  Wonderful!

Please note that you need only bring in ITEMS that match the themes.  The students will then assemble the items into baskets once they are collected.

Please fill out the application form (CLICK HERE or HERE) when you bring in your items.

Thank you for your support for our amazing students!!

The themes below are flexible, so if you have an idea different than your grade, go for it!

Please email carolfennellart@gmail.com if you have questions.

6th grade- Movie/Cinema
7th grade- It’s a date/ Parents night out
8th grade- Travel/International
9th grade- Handmade/Creative
10th grade- Staying In
11th grade- Outdoor Adventure/Sports
12th grade- I love being Pampered

*We are also in need of baskets, so if you have any gathering dust, let me know!
 

Orchestra Fundraiser
Wednesday, November 25th from noon to 3PM!

$10/hour

Play for 1 – 3 hours

Blaster included (but you can upgrade for a small fee)

Ages 5 and up

YOU MUST WEAR SOCKS!

Please tell them you are there for the Denver School of the Arts Fundraiser.

Find out more info at:

http://www.dartwarz.com/content/centennial-co

Fill out your waiver ahead of time! At the bottom, right hand side is an orange button labeled ‘Waiver”. Check in will be faster and easier!

Location: 8150 S. University Blvd, Centennial, CO 80122

Check in at 11:40 if you want to play at 12. You need to check in and pay, then there is a 15 briefing (this does not count towards your paid play time). Play starts every 5 minutes.

 
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Advertising in the Concert Brochure

We’d love your help to secure community support for DSAO visiting artists and travel!  If you are ready to roll up your sleeves, check out our updated concert ad brochure.  Businesses or families can take out ads that appear for the entire season (4 concerts) or just once as a note of congratulations.
Please put “Advertising”  in the subject line and contact Chari Pashman at kcdawg@comcast.net.  This is also a good way to put a personal message of congratulations for your student, to be displayed in the program.

 

Assignments

Advanced Orchestra Mahler Examination:

Study the score of the Mahler Adagietto. In addition become familiar with the history of the music. What did Mahler say about this movement?

Listen to the piece many times. Which version do you prefer?  Why? Become familiar with Mahler’s use of harmony. We will go over the harmony and structure in class. Your major assignment for the first quarter  is to make a tone map  of the Adagietto. If you are not familiar with tone maps, please look this up. This assignment will be due 12/1/15.

Master Mentor/Visiting Artist Program

If you have not already set up a contribution, we wanted to remind you about the $350 fee,  per family,  for our Master Mentors program.  This is an expectation for all DSAO families.

Contributions can be made by check or through the DSA Friends Foundation at www.dsafriends.org.  If you can’t make the payment all at once, please do so in monthly installments.   Please make checks payable to DSA Friends Foundation, and put “Orchestra family contribution” or “master mentor” in the memo line.  Please give checks to Tracy Holt in the main office.

This is also a fantastic way for family and friends to support your student! Please pass along the dsafriends.org website link to those you know are interested in supporting our programs.

For further information, please visit the OFA Fundraising website.

 

Volunteer Positions

SLOTS STILL OPEN!

Please visit this page to see if you can help with some of our open positions. It really does take a village, so let’s share the responsibility and help our kids!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ba9a92aa5f94-20152016

VISITATION DAYS 2015
Please sign up here to help with Visitation Days for prospective students!
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C054BA9A92AA5F94-visitation

No contribution is too small.  Every minute of volunteer time is valuable and appreciated.

Investing in DSAO

Advertising in the Concert Brochure

We’d love your help to secure community support for DSAO visiting artists and travel!  If you are ready to roll up your sleeves, check out our updated concert ad brochure.  Businesses or families can take out ads that appear for the entire season (4 concerts) or just once as a note of congratulations.
Please put “Advertising”  in the subject line and contact Chari Pashman at kcdawg@comcast.net.  This is also a good way to put a personal message of congratulations for your student, to be displayed in the program.

Schedule a House Party

Schedule a house party featuring DSAO musicians and ask the attendees to support  this year’s trips.  It’s a fun and easy way to introduce friends, family and community to the excellence of our program and could garner DSAO fans for years to come.

Buy groceries, support DSAO

 

Make sure you purchase a reloadable King Soopers card! It’s simple to get started with a $2.50 card.  Each time you reload the card, DSAO gets 5% back! Everyone buys groceries, so it a very easy way for friends and family to contribute as well. You may email Carol Fennell for information about purchasing a card.

DSA is collecting Boxtops!

DSA receives free money for each box top turned in.  Please group the box tops in a bag or envelope, and mark them with “Orchestra” so that the funds will come to us.  The collection box is located in the main office.

Concerts for 2015-2016

2015-16 CONCERT SCHEDULE AVAILABLE NOW! This year is better than ever and we can’t wait to share our talent with you! Please visit  http://dsa.dpsk12.org/performances/ as each concert date approaches (usually at least 3 weeks ahead of concert dates). You will be able to purchase tickets online!Chamber Music Concerts

November 20, 2015 7:00 PM
November 21, 2015 3:00 PM

 

WARM UP TO WINTER WITH US!
Orchestra Concerts
December 12, 2015 3:00 PM
December 13, 2015 3:00 PM

MIDWINTER’S MUSIC
Orchestra Concerts
February 26, 2016 7:00 PM
February 27, 2016 3:00 PM

 

SPRING INTO THE SEASON WITH DSAO!
Chamber Music Concerts
May 6, 2016 7:00 PM
May 7, 2016 3:00 PM

Orchestra Concerts
May 14, 2016 7:00 PM
May 15, 2016 3:00 PM

Colorado Chamber Players

Shostakovich Year One

Coming up in November, CCP and DSA perform!