This Thursday, October 20th at 7:00 p.m., the District 99 Orchestra, along with the District 58 Orchestras from O’Neill and Herrick Middle Schools will be collaborating in a concert, which will take place in the South High Auditorium. The theme of the concert is “Music is a Passport to the World,” and will feature music from around the world.
Music and culture from around the globe will be highlighted in the following ways:
· Students (and a parent) are introducing the literature in the language of the country from which the composition originates (and then translating for our English-speaking audience)
o Concert patrons will hear Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Romanian
· Concert patrons will experience student-created multi-media presentations that feature pictures and video from the various cultures. The videos will be coordinated with a live performance by the orchestra.
· The grand finale, a piece called African Adventure, will be performed by all musicians (high school and middle school) along with guest artists, Ayodele, an African drumming and dance ensemble.
Because of the depth and breadth of the literature and the coordination with media and culture, this is a concert you won't want to miss! Concert admission is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.