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Arts and Humanities

Creating Stories and Music

Exploring the connections between writing and composing
Grade Levels:
20-30 minutes
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A writer, a composer, a conductor, and an audience of young people discuss character, setting, and conflict/resolution (common elements of both stories and compositions), and illustrate the creation of these elements through words and music. Featured are Kentucky writer George Ella Lyon reading from her books, the premiere of a work by composer Lawrence Dillon, and musical performances by young Kentucky musicians.

Program of Studies:
Reading: Forming a Foundation, Developing an Initial Understanding
Arts and Humanities: Structure in the Arts, Purposes for Creating the Arts, Processes in the Arts, Interrelationships Among the Arts, Humanity in the Arts
Writing: Writing Structure, Writing Content, Writing Conventions, Writing Process

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2012/13 KETKY Program Schedule

101. Character: The Center of Attention
Host Robert Franz, George Ella Lyon, and Lawrence Dillon talk with a group of young people about where their ideas come from and how they develop a character or musical idea. Lyon reads an excerpt from her book Here and Then. Young Artist Competition winners Jim Stopher and John Popham perform the world premiere of Dillon's Reminiscence for piano and cello, a piece commissioned especially for this project.
102. Setting the Scene
Lyon reads another selection from Here and Then showcasing setting. The Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra performs "Sunrise" from Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite, a piece that shows how music can describe a setting.
103. Conflict and Resolution
A story isn't very interesting if it doesn't have a conflict ... and neither is a piece of music. The Louisville Youth Orchestra performs a piece illustrating conflict and resolution—a storm scene from Beethoven's 6th Symphony—and Lyon reads her book One Lucky Girl.

The schedule listed here includes only airings on the KETKY channel. See the complete Creating Stories and Music broadcast schedule for airings on all KET channels.

Kentucky Academic Expectations

This program relates to the following Kentucky Academic Expectations.

Kentucky schools may tape and retain programs according to the rights listed above. For further information, contact the KET Education Division.

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