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The main objective is to sensitize
children above 12 years about the
The main obstacle is finding a language
suitable to children.
M° G. Ferraro. This composition uses a fairytale language most suitable to
children above 12.
The problem of children’s obesity is among
the priority of the Ministry of
According to the present scientific
knowledge, obesity and wrong diets are
excesses of weight cost to the State 22.8 billion of euro a year and the 14.6
of that, (64%) is due to hospitalization.
addressed to the whole population, focusing the attention mainly to the
dominated by the suggestions of the same age groups. In fact they tend to
follow a wrong diet, preferring to eat what advertising proposes them (snacks,
sweetened drinks, chips).
campaigns for a correct diet are often addressed to parents, so they have no
effect on children.
advertising, more comprehensible to the last ones.
The musical composition is organised
according to the pedagogical project
M° Ferraro observes and eliminates children physical and psychological
obstacles in a scientific way.
The length of a single piece, the technic of involving, the need to move, the
fairy language are examined with precision to get one of the most effective
and pedagogical result in the last decades.
The story of Onion in the Casale village
Musical tale for narrator, children choir and orchestra
Text and music
the composition is organized like “Pierino and the wolf” by
the text develops the themes of friendship and racism, but
nowadays , many children are obese and they don’t like
With this musical tale, children sympathize
with the heroes such as:
In addition, children will know also
“frittata with zucchini flowers” -
· White Onion (oboe)
· Red Tomato and little tomatoes (bassoon)
· Potato (clarinet)
· French bean (violin)
· Cob and sweet corn (flute and piccolo)
A. conference with parents to explain effects
and importance of
B. conference with parents to explain actual
and future damages in
B. Scholastic workshop
1. drama workshop
2. musical workshop (to study choirs)
3. costumes workshop
4. choreographic workshop (to realize dances linked to salad I/II)
5. setting workshop
workshop (to elaborate an illustration path)
1. alienation and racism
2. research about the way to use onion in traditional alimentary receipts
3. other uses of the onion in popular traditions
4. main components of the onion (minerals, vitamins)
5. practical experience about the receipts inside the story
6. realization of a concert
7. realization of a cartoon
(Brief summary of the tale: this is the story
of an Onion wandering around
Vegetables begin to look for what is missing
in the salad. They meet the
1 piccolo, 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet , 1
bassoon,1 contralto sax, 1 horn in f,1
Optional animation composed by mimes, actors,
costumes and little
Specific programme for children from 5 to 11years old.
Ps. Draws are based from a children book-disc that is been carrying out.