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Small ensembles present convenient, affordable and cross-curricular concerts for K-8 students

(PHOENIX) — The Phoenix Symphony launches its annual “Classroom Concert” series with performances in schools throughout the Valley beginning in early October 2011. Additional “Classroom Concert” opportunities are offered in April 2012. Resident Conductor, Joseph Young and musicians in the orchestra perform and moderate a program that is designed to inspire students to become involved in school music programs, provide an intimate concert experience and create a deeper understanding of orchestral music. Mr. Young adds, “The Phoenix Symphony Classroom Concerts give students an opportunity that I was not given growing up; the opportunity to experience professional musicians at such a young age.  Our programs are geared to teach students about music and possibly inspire some of them to be involved in music.”

For over 30 years, The Phoenix Symphony String Ensemble, Brass & Percussion Ensemble and Woodwind Ensemble perform at nearly 30 schools reaching approximately 12,000 students. The “Classroom Concert” series engages students and cultivates musical interest in schools. The goal of the program is to introduce students to live orchestra music by bringing the concert experience to them and to supplement the school’s music program. The program utilizes core concepts found in the Arizona State Arts and Learning Standards.

Programs include information on the principals of sound production and interaction with the orchestra that involved students sitting in and conducting the ensemble.

The “Classroom Concert” series also seeks to engage Title-1 schools that have little or no arts funding with reduced rates for the program. The program is made possible by generous donations from Nationwide Insurance Foundation, Chase, Dr. Scholl Foundation, The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, The Hearst Foundations, The Steele Foundation, Sundome Performing Arts Association, The Whiteman Foundation, City of Glendale Cultural Affairs Commission, City of Tempe Cultural Services, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, and many individuals through The Phoenix Symphony Annual Fund.

For more information about any or all of these Education Programs and to download the application, please visit The Phoenix Symphony’s website or call the Education Office hotline at 602-452-0470 or email [email protected].

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The Phoenix Symphony’s 2010/11 Sponsors are US Airways, APS, Target and The Arizona Republic.




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