Music, Music, Music!

The Phoenix Symphony will play for nearly 1,000 elementary school children in and around Wickenburg this school year. On February 23rd, the strings section of the Symphony is performing a special concert at the Del E. Webb Center for Performing Arts. Several schools accepted the invitation to attend the concert and the seats filled in just a matter of days. Our heartfelt thanks go to Cathy Weiss and her staff at the Webb Center for helping with the arrangements for this performance.

Each year the Symphony schedules a series of educational concerts at the concert hall in downtown Phoenix. The WCO pays for tickets to help elementary school students and their teachers attend concerts of their choice. For more information on the trips, call our offices and we will be happy to send you the packet with details on the performances.

A chamber ensemble of local musicians will be playing at schools this year. Performances will be followed by a question and answer period and the opportunity for children to touch and feel the instruments. This is often the first time young children have seen instruments like a cello or violin up close. The musicians often field questions like “How do you get music out of that without plugging it into the wall?”

Many other students will be listening to five minutes of classical music each day in school throughout the school year. The WCO purchases the Brummitt-Taylor Listening Program for teachers and schools who want to incorporate this unique experience into their daily routine. The entire curriculum covers five years worth of programming and teaching aids. If you have any questions about these programs, or would like to volunteer to help support these initiatives, please let us know.

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