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Classics in the Classroom, Theme, & In-School Programs

Classics in the Classroom & In-School Programs
Educational, Theme, & Entertainment Programs
for private, corporate, community, clubs, fund raising, or school events) 

Ronald Hedlund in Telemann's “Der Schulmeister/Schoolmaster”

Robert McCandless Photo

Educational Programs

Experience and enjoy American cultural history through songs of the day. (No text books, no exams!) Presenting songs of the Civil War, Great Depression, or World War II through song & PPT (voice and piano) (Sample programs are attached below)     

     a) Goober Peas (Songs of the Civil War)   
     b) O’er the Ramparts We Watched (Songs of WW II)    
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1920s & 1930s great depression songs)  

  Celebrated Bass-baritone Ronald Hedlund presents history through song & PPT in concert, classrooms, for public & private events. While       
  enjoying songs and PPT images, 
students & audiences learn th
e origins of songs, what happened in people’s lives during  historic eras, 
  and how the songs became popular.

Ronald Hedlund’s “Classics in the Classroom” series began in the spring of 2008 with pianist Eric Dalheim as a Danville (IL) Symphony educational outreach event. The series helped fulfill the symphony’s educational mission, encouraged audiences to learn more about history and music, while enjoying an accessible, affordable, entertaining cultural event. The programs receive continuous acclaim throughout Central Illinois in area schools,
at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Civil War Round Table Association, Teacher Association meetings, the Mills Breast Cancer institute Music Series, Windsor of Savoy Adult Living Center, Springer Cultural Center, live on WDWS Radio, for private events, a Danville Symphony Arts in the Parks Concert, and fund raising events.

More Educational Theme Programs
(presented by small ensembles
from the Champaign-Urbana Symphony and area orchestras)
  • Quintessential Disney
  • Children's Literature with narrator - Peter & the Wolf (<< video link with puppets) also without puppets, Little Red Riding Hood, & Willie Was Different
  • Musical Critters (Babar the Elephant and animal songs for pre-school and elementary students)
  • Broadway shows
  • American music and composers
  • European favorites
  • The Beatles

Entertainment Programs
for private, corporate, community, clubs, fund raising, or school events)  
        •   A Dean Martin Tribute (popular songs for baritone and piano)
        •   That's Amore (popular Love songs - baritone, cello, and piano)
        •   Ole Blue Eyes - Frankly Speaking (popular songs for baritone and piano)
        •   Songs to Bid Friends Welcome (baritone, cello, and piano) 
            (songs & salon tunes,  chamber music, opera, & beloved melodies from  Broadway, & the Great American Songbook. 
            Composers include Haydn, Mozart, Wagner, Lehár, Vincent Youmans, Cole Porter, Kurt Weill, George Gershwin,
            Leonard Bernstein, Lee Holdridge, Rodgers & Hammerstein, & more.)
        •   Salute to Vienna (popular songs for baritone, cello, and piano)
        •   In the Mood for Mozart (baritone, cello, and piano)
        •   Piano Trio (Violin or flute, cello, & piano) & more programs designed to fulfill customer's requests

To plan a program for your special event: contact c/o 1st Choice Music Services, attn: Barbara Hedlund Tel 217-384-0874, vcello1@comcast.net, www.barbarahedlund.com 

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