Posted March 8th, 2017 | By A4A.admin
On March 5th, a group of 40 fifth graders from the Mountain View Whisman School District visited Davies Hall in San Francisco to see a performance by the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, hosted by CSMA and the Silicon Valley League of the San Francisco Symphony. Students, parents and members of the League enjoyed the stunning surroundings of Davies Hall and listened to an outstanding performance of music by Barber, Mozart and Dvorak. Many of the students experienced their first time seeing a symphony orchestra!
These students are part of CSMA’s Young Musicians Summer Honor Program. Music teachers from CSMA’s Music4Schools program select 8-10 outstanding students that currently participate in 5th Grade Band or Strings at their elementary schools in Mountain View. Those students are invited to attend and given scholarships to the Young Musicians Summer Honor Program, and attend three weeks of workshops and instruction at CSMA’s Finn Center.
The Young Musicians Summer Honor Program bridges the gap between 5th Grade and Middle School, preparing the students to participate in the Middle School Performance Ensembles. This program inspires students, fosters an appreciation of classical music, enriches overall musicianship, builds ensemble skills through group rehearsals and performance, and provides an opportunity for students to become leaders in their Middle School Performance Ensembles.
The trip to the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra was made possible by generous support from the Silicon Valley League of the San Francisco Symphony.