Captivate your inner child with this free family-friendly virtual concert! Featuring compositions inspired by and played alongside the narration of children's books, Stories From Childhood is a virtual concert connecting listeners of all ages through the power of imagination! Join us for this online world premiere concert, featuring new works by Dr. Stacey Barelos, Keith Davis, and Dryden Meints! This is the perfect opportunity to make memories and bond with a shared virtual concert experience for the whole family. Reinvigorate your connection to your loved ones by inviting grandparents and grandchildren to come together in this shared experience of online storytelling & music by hosting a virtual watch party:
The concert will premiere on the Conservatory's youtube channel on October 11, 2020 at 3pm. We will publish the direct link to the concert on this webpage as well as on the facebook event page soon!
Our mission at the Conservatory is to build musical community -- and in that spirit, we wanted to find a way for people to enjoy the Stories from Childhood virtual concert with their friends and family that they've been missing. Using the twoseven service, it’s just a few simple steps ’til you’ve got your own private watch party room ready for Stories from Childhood.
Visit twoseven.xyz and click “Login” in the upper right corner.
Sign in with Gmail, Facebook, or create an account. (Gmail and Facebook are easiest/fastest!)
Once logged in, click the “Start Watching" button.
A new window will pop up, allowing you to create your own private room! Click “Just me," which will take you to your private viewing party.
Once the new page loads, click the “YOUTUBE” button at the top of the window.
Below the video that comes up by default there's a box that says 'YouTube URL' - just copy/paste the concert link, and hit ‘Enter’ on your keyboard
And voilà! Your own watch party is set up and you're ready to go! To share the link with your buds, just copy/paste the URL at the top of the page and send it to whoever you'd like to join your watch party. You can turn your own webcams on and chat in real time, or use the "messages" function in twoseven. It's really up to you.
Two quick tips for the best watch party experience: limit the parties to 10 users, and use a pair of headphones to cut down on noise feedback.
Stories from Childhood is a great program to engage our community members who have been isolated during the pandemic. We encourage everyone to think of someone who is feeling isolated - grandparents, family members and friends - and invite them to watch the concert with you. This is a great way to do something that's really meaningful in our community right now, by reaching out and strengthening a bond with an important person in your life who may be in need of exactly that. These children's stories each have an important message and theme behind them - and we hope these prompts serve as a jumping-off point for your conversations with loved ones. We also hope that you share your own stories with us as well - in whatever form you feel comfortable - based on our story prompts: