The Listening Room Podcast – Series 2 Episode 3 – Carmen Overture – Welcome to the Show
THE LISTENING ROOM PODCAST SERIES 2 – MIDDLE PRIMARY Written and presented by Rob and Lauren Fairbairn.
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Welcome to the Show – Overture from Carmen This episode is from Listening Room 2, published by Bushfire Press and written and presented by Rob and Lauren Fairbairn.
Today’s podcast is all about how an opera overture works (in this case, the overture to Carmen, by Bizet). It’s called ‘Welcome to the Show’. Written by Rob and Lauren Fairbairn and presented by Rob, and includes a fun quiz for assessment.
KIDS’ LINK Tell your students to go to www.kidslisten.net and choose Green No.3 – Welcome to the Show
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FOLLOWUP I hope you enjoyed this brief introduction to opera overtures. You can hear different versions and watch orchestras play the Carmen Overture in the extension section of the lesson. You might also like to learn more about Carmen by Googling or by exploring YouTube and other sites on the Internet.
Teacher/parent/carer to student: Check that the student responded differently to the 3 different themes. Was the student able to follow the graphic notation score for the overture? Feel free to video the student moving to any of the themes and send to teacher.
Teacher checking in with student: Were you able to identify the 3 different themes?
What character did you choose to move as in the parade?
Were you able to follow the graphic notation score?
How many questions did you get right in the quiz?
Did a grownup video any of your moves? I’d love to see them.
FOR YOUR CLASSROOM This lesson will shortly be available through Music Room Connect. It will include the full lesson plan and everything you need to deliver this lesson yourself in your classroom
This lesson will shortly be available through Music Room Connect It will include the full lesson plan and everything you need to deliver this lesson yourself in your classroom
An audio copy of this podcast (almost set and forget – great for relief teachers)
Text of the lesson
All audio tracks
Full versions of all pieces used
Evaluation and Tracking materials (Learning Outcomes, Australian Curriculum Band and Content Description, AUSVELS, IB(PYP) etc.
ABOUT THE PIECES
Overture to Carmen (from the opera Carmen 1875) Georges Bizet (French, 1838-1875, romantic period)
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