The Shirley Lubeznik Family Children’s Concert
Musical Time Machine — Warp Speed
Thanks to musicians, staff and audience for a spectacular event. Thousands of school children followed a musical time adventure with Matt Nelson leading the way.
Educational Teacher's Guide
Download the Teacher's Guide below.
Download the Cd Tracks here (PDF with audio links) or click the links below.
Clickable Concert Selections
- Dies Irae Anonymous
- Suite No. 3 in A: IV. Allemande – Tripla J. H. Schein
- Toccata and Fugue in D Minor J.S. Bach
- Canon in D Johann Pachelbel
- Concerto No. 13 for Piano and Orchestra Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Symphony No. 94, 2nd Movement Franz Joseph Haydn
- Symphony No. 5, 1st Movement Ludwig Van Beethoven
- Symphonie Fantastique, 5th Movement Hector Berlioz
- Star Wars: Main Title John Williams
- Augie's Municipal Band John Williams
- Duel of Fates John Williams
- Credo Byzantium Chant - Glory of Byzance
- Toccata and Fugue in D Minor Bach/Stokowski
- Symphony No. 5, 1st Mvt. Beethoven
- Symphony No. 4, 3rd Mvt. Johannes Brahms
- Tribute to John Williams John Williams - Medley Containing: Star Wars (Main Title), Jaws, Superman March, Harry Potter, Raiders March, and Theme from E.T
created for elementary students by the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra
Philip Bauman, Music Director/Conductor
MUSICAL TIME MACHINE - WARP SPEED
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time: Reservations for schools - 9:30 am, 11:10 am, 12:45 pm
12:45 pm show is also open to the public
Parking: Due to bus parking, individuals should plan to park 2-3 blocks from the building allowing the school groups to enter and exit safely.
Place: La Porte Civic Auditorium, 1001 Ridge Street, La Porte Indiana
Purchase Tickets: due to generous funding from the community the cost is $1 per student
Musical Time Machine - Warp Speed
This classic adventure will take elementary students on a trip through time. With the help of a time machine and an outstanding symphony orchestra, Matt Nelson will lead the audience from through a variety of musical periods such as the Baroque, Renaissance, Romantic and Contemporary eras.
Various musicians will demonstrate how orchestras began and grew from individual performers to small group ensembles to the full
symphonic ensemble that is used today. The show begins with percussionist Brad Staats portraying a cave man that interacts with the audience. Students will meet great composers such as Dan Lewis as Bach, Leigh Morris as Beethoven and Zack Galloway as French composer Berlioz.
Musicians and actors will perform vignettes teaching the audience about the personalities of the composers as well as historical instrumentation. There will be a special performance by 11-year-old pianist Peter Rutkowski from Granger Indiana, to portray the child prodigy, young Mozart.
Live video projections of the orchestra members performing will enable students in the balcony to get a good view of the musicians' performance. Working with their music teachers, students are prepared to sing along in the final piece as the orchestra showcases a musical adventure with light saber action from composer John Williams with Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
This event was created and directed by music director - Philip Bauman, event coordinator - V. Michael Drayton, reservation coordinator - Pam Bush, education director - Diana Ford, La Porte Service League and Kesling Middle School Student Council. Funding for this program is from: The Shirley Lubeznik Family, V. Michael Drayton, La Porte Savings Bank, General Insurance Services, Hester J. W. Muller, M.D., David & Dr. Linda Sirugo Family, and Rackham Service Corporation and also provided with support from South Shore Regional Arts, The Indiana Art Commission, a state agency, and The National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Technical support given by IVY Tech Community College, Michigan City.
ABOUT GUEST PIANIST - Peter Rutkowski
There will be a special young talent pianist that will be portraying Mozart as a child prodigy. Peter Rutkowski, pianist, is an 11-year-old 7th grader at Discovery Middle School in Granger, Indiana. Peter was a winner of the Hartman Stickley Memorial Piano Competition in 2008, 2009, and 2010 and winner of the IMTA Hoosier State Piano Competition in 2009. Peter competed as the 2011 Regional Elementary 1st place winner for MTNA piano performance competition and placed first in the Junior Division Chopin and Schumann categories in the 2010 Indiana State Fair Young Hoosier State Piano Competition and Elementary 1st in the 2011 Chopin Youth Competition. Peter has also attended various master classes; played in numerous recitals, and accompanied the South Bend Chamber Singers in three concerts this past year. He plays at church and volunteers to perform recitals for different organizations. Peter is currently a student of Dr. Matthew Hill of Goshen College.
Peter receives high honors in school. While at school, he is a member of the cross country team and he runs in local 5 or 10k races as well. Peter enjoys all school subjects including a class he takes in broadcasting. Although Peter plans on continuing piano, his future plans are to become either an orthodontist or an oncologist.