One Small Step is an interactive concert with music, dance, and narration appropriate for people of all ages.
General Admission tickets are free of charge. Reserved seating is available for $10.
Over fifty years ago, a brave American man stepped out of a landing craft onto the surface of the moon and made history. With the help of the Demetrius Klein Dance Company and four exciting pieces of all-American music, Palm Beach Symphony brings that indelible moment of Milky Way magic to the stage through an interactive concert in which students will literally take part in exploring such scientific concepts as the Earth’s rotation, gravity and telescope viewing. All this while thrilling to a powerful Copland fanfare, the soaring themes of Star Wars and sharing the adventures of a very special resident of Earth’s satellite, Rocky de Luna, an inquisitive moon rock.
With a special narrative accompanied by the music of Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait, students will meet Rocky as she hitches a ride with two friendly NASA astronauts on the Apollo 11 lunar module en route back to planet Earth. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin show Rocky some out-of-this-world views of the moon, help define the moon’s place in the solar system, describe how the moon affects all life on Earth ... and leave Rocky with a sense of wonder and pride in her “rockdom”!
Why not take One Small Step with the symphony, and join us for this spectacular performance?
Individual tickets go on sale August 1, 2020.
Workshops for 4th Grade Classes
The One Small Step program offers selected fourth-grade students an opportunity to heighten their experience through pre- and post- concert workshops. In partnership with the Demetrius Klein Dance Company, dance and music teaching artists engage students in two exceptional arts-integrated workshops which connect 4th-grade science and national core arts curricular standards by exploring such concepts as space, time, and forms of energy.
In addition, Palm Beach Symphony collaborates with the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium to provide a pairing of science pre- and post- concert workshops. Students will learn about traveling in space and being an astronaut through the Science Center’s portable digital Discover Dome planetarium film Astronaut, which will be brought directly to the schools. The post-concert workshop offers students an opportunity to test the strength of an electromagnet and experience the static electricity from a Van de Graaff generator.
Through a generous grant, all pre- and post-concert workshops are free of charge to 4th grade classes inTitle 1 schools. Limited funding available.*
The One Small Step Curriculum Guide is a resource for teachers when preparing students for the performance. The Guide contains classroom activities and lessons aligned with state curriculum standards.
Sponsored by The Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Music.