Bird Flight Patterns and Music Education

Concert Video Exploring Connections in Music and Science

Lane Audubon has purchased access to this new and exciting virtual concert and curriculum to give to local schools and share with our members.  If you would like access, contact us at audubon@laneaudubon.orgYou can see an introductory preview at: youtube.com/watch?v=avmXSzIrGRgB.

The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra in New Bedford, Massachusetts, offered this opportunity to Audubon Chapters around the country.

Their creativity has produced concert materials that explore unexpected connections, like those between music and bird flight. The program features a world premiere performance of Jamie Allen’s Nightingale Concert as well as works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, Strauss, and Derek Bermel’s Murmurations.

The video includes an interview with Xavi Bou, photographer for the Ornitographies Project; a video featuring David Lentink from Stanford University’s bird flight and robotics lab, and a visit with Sam Claggett, Conservation Education Specialist from the Buttonwood Park Zoo, along with a special bird guest.

While the concert video is appropriate for both children and adults, online activities, lessons, experiments, and extra video content are geared toward students in the elementary grades. Teachers will find a large collection of music, science, writing, and visual art activities that further the bird flight pattern and music exploration.

We are excited to see and hear this fun and fascinating bird and music concert, and even more pleased to be able to offer it to local teachers, students, and our Lane Audubon members! While we have permission to share via email to our members, we cannot make a public posting. If you would like access, contact us at audubon@laneaudubon.org.