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To start planning your next Educational Play-Along Concert or for more information, email Dr. Woodson email@example.com or call 440-725-8767.
After moving to Ohio in 1989, Dr. Woodson was invited to bring his expertise as an instrument maker and educator to the Cleveland Orchestra for part of their family concerts. At CO, Charles Calmer wanted audience members to make a set of simple instruments and play along with the Orchestra on a commissioned work. After two of these successful concerts, Woodson was invited to present at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra, beginning associations with many other orchestras. In 1993, he began a 20+ year association with the Kronos Quartet presenting play-along concerts. His family presentations have now been performed in the U.S. and in Europe, most recently with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2014.
WHY SHOULD YOUR ORCHESTRA THINK ABOUT HOSTING AN EDUCATIONAL PLAY-ALONG CONCERT?
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WHAT HAPPENS AT A TYPICAL EDUCATIONAL PLAY-ALONG CONCERT WITH DR. WOODSON?
WHAT IS THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT?
“I would recommend Dr. Woodson to any orchestra interested in creating a richly interactive experience for their patrons.”
“My daughter loved making her Drumpet and playing along with the orchestra—very inspiring.”
“When we got to the lobby, we couldn’t believe that the simple parts we saw on tables could be used to make music, but the instrument we made really worked. Later we played with the orchestra.”
“Our children, ages 4 and 7, had great fun with their Drumpets, and even my husband and I joined in with ours in the play-along pieces.”
“My daughter made an instrument with Dr. Woodson at a play-along concert over 15 years ago, and she still has it!”
“This was a great way for our family to connect with the orchestra.”