Kids Commute - Orff Week! Friday

Dec 14, 2018

Orff Week - Friday! Pictured today: a 1995 stamp depicting Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana."
Credit 1995 Briefmarke (German postage stamp)

Happy Friday, Kids Commuters! Welcome to the final day of Orff Week with special guest Lynne Tobin on IPR's Kids Commute!

Orff instruments are special musical instruments created just for kids by composer Carl Orff and his colleague Gunild Keetman in what they called "Schulwerk." You may be familiar with Orff instruments - you use a lot of them in elementary school music classrooms.

Lynne Tobin is a cellist and music teacher. She'll tell us all about the Orff method and play some of the neat music that goes with it - all of it performed by elementary-aged kids.

Today, we'll hear a delightful rendition of "The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" and Orff's popular, "Street Song."

Congrats to our winner for the Sleigh Ride contest! If you can't make it to the concert to cheer on your fellow Kids Commuter, never fear - you can listen live tonight at 7pm on Classical IPR!

Here's today's Kids Commute: