Symphony IV

All 4th-grade students in the Cedar Rapids School District will be attending Symphony IV at the Paramount Theater in downtown Cedar Rapids on Monday November 14th. This special annual event is presented by Orchestra Iowa and will be featuring the Discovery Children’s Chorus.


The music. The concert will be featuring music by famous Czech composer, Antonin Dvorak. KLA students have been learning about Dvorak’s life and music in preparation for this event. Please ask your student to share what they have learned.


On Wednesday of this week, students had an opportunity to meet Coe professor, Steve Shanley who is responsible for arranging the Czech folk songs the Discovery Chorus will be singing at the concert.


What should I wear to the concert? The Paramount theater is a fancy place, but there is not a dress code for this event. Many students will be wearing their regular school clothes. However, if a student would like to dress-up for this event, that would be appropriate as well.

If you would like to know more…

Dvorak for kids

1800’s village in Czechoslovakia

Orchestra Iowa

LISTEN: Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 New World Symphony, mvt. 2

LISTEN: Dvorak’s American Quartet, mvt. 4

LISTEN: Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8



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