Indiana’s Bloomington Symphony performs at science museum

Posted on: December 11, 2014

“The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday at the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology,” writes Alison Graham in Thursday’s (12/11) Indiana Daily Student, the student newspaper of Indiana University. The “dance-themed concert of various holiday music arrangements will be performed during the museum’s extended hours Saturday. The event was created for families and children of all ages, and attendees are encouraged to get up and dance, according to WonderLab. The orchestra will also perform a brief pre-concert at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the museum before the concert … Various music and science activities will be offered throughout the evening and most WonderLab exhibits will remain open during the event.… The WonderLab Museum is focused on connecting arts and science. This event mixes science and sound.… The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra was founded in the winter of 1969 by Geoffrey Simon, who was a graduate student studying conducting at the Jacobs School of Music. According to the group’s website, Simon was concerned about the lack of opportunities for performance in the community. He formed the group to provide experience for serious musicians both at IU and in the Bloomington community. Today, the orchestra consists of 85 members.”

Posted December 11, 2014