Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids Perform Year-End Concert, June 3
BSO Music Director Marin Alsop leads a concert to showcase the children's work throughout the year
Baltimore, Md. (May 23, 2011) - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Music Director Marin Alsop will lead the BSO's OrchKids in their final concert of the 2010-2011 school year on Friday, June 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mary Winterling Elementary School Auditorium. Pre-K through 5th grade students of Lockerman Bundy Elementary School will participate in instrumental ensembles, a full orchestra and a choir for a concert that showcases the culmination of the children's work from throughout the year. Please see below for complete concert details.
OrchKids is a year-round after-school program designed to create social change and nurture promising futures for youth in Baltimore City neighborhoods. Under Music Director Marin Alsop's artistic leadership and direction, OrchKids is a cornerstone of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's efforts to expand the Orchestra's relevance within the City's broad and diverse community. In collaboration with several community partners, OrchKids provides music education, instruments and mentorship at no cost to Baltimore's neediest youngsters. OrchKids is intended primarily to address the most pervasive social challenges affecting underserved youth, using music to cultivate fundamental life skills such as self-expression, cooperative learning, discipline and creativity. With assistance from The Family League of Baltimore City, the BSO has implemented several assessment tools to track if OrchKids participants are achieving social, academic and musical outcomes.
Now in its second year, OrchKids serves more than 150 pre-K through second grade students at Lockerman Bundy Elementary School in West Baltimore. Under OrchKids Program Manager Dan Trahey, students receive classroom music instruction during the school day twice weekly and after-school sessions four days a week from 3:30-6 p.m. A typical after-school session begins with a healthy snack and includes classroom music instruction, group instrument lessons and tutoring assistance. OrchKids frequently have the opportunity to take field trips and attend concerts performed by the BSO as well as other cultural events in the region.
COMPLETE CONCERT DETAILS
BSO OrchKids Final Concert
Friday, June 2, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.-Mary Winterling Elementary School Auditorium: 220 North Bentalou Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
Marin Alsop, conductor
This is a free event. The public is invited to attend.