Monday, April 19, 2010

Vivaldi's "Spring"

Kindergarten students listened to the first movement of the "Spring" concerto by Antonio Vivaldi, and created these drawings. This piece of music was revolutionary when it was written in the late 1700's in the sense that Vivaldi wanted his audience to think of specific things when they listened to the music. Vivaldi even went as far as to write notes in the margins of the music indicating things like the chirping of birds and buzzing of bees, the gentle breezes and calm babbling brooks, the violence of a thunderstorm, and the rising of the sun. After listening and discussing these elements, Kindergarten students used creative movement and then finally artwork to further connect to the music. This is just a sample of some of the artwork created.