Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Longview Symphony Orchestra Youth Concert 4-28-2011

The Longview Symphony Orchestra presented its annual childrens' educational concert in Belcher Auditorium at LaTourneau College last Thursday morning with Music Director Tonu Kalam on the podium. From Music of the Royal Fireworks to Strauss to "Hoedown" the area school children tapped and clapped along. Principals of each section played a few bars from a well known instrumental excerpt and finally two students came to the podium to conduct the orchestra for the last 16 measures of Copland's "Hoedown".

In a time when music and arts programs are being targeted for extinction in our public school systems and colleges, it should make all of us work even harder to ensure that these cuts don't extend to our orchestra educational programs. Our future audiences deserve our full attention.

LV students arriving for the program

Michael Davidson - subbing for LV

trombone section

LV percussion - Doug, Chan, Anthony


Guest student conductors


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