Oregon Symphony’s side-by-side “Peter and the Wolf” with elementary-school musicians

Posted on: February 6, 2015

On February 12, musicians from the Oregon Symphony will participate in the orchestra’s inaugural side-by-side collaboration with third- and fourth-grade string students of BRAVO Youth Orchestra at Rosa Parks Elementary School in Portland, Oregon. Resident Conductor Paul Ghun Kim will lead the concert at Portland’s Charles Jordan Community Center, which will feature Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf as well as two pieces in observance of Black History Month: José Silvestre White Lafitte’s La Bella Cubana and “We Shall Overcome.” The Oregon Symphony’s education work with the BRAVO Youth Orchestra has recently included performances and music instruction by the orchestra’s guest soloists, including violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and cellist Alban Gerhardt. “The partnership between the musicians of the Oregon Symphony and the up-and-coming musicians at our school is an outstanding opportunity for mentorship,” said Rosa Parks Principal Tamala Newsome. “You can’t put a price on what the Symphony is giving of their time and talent, and they are opening doors for our students that we didn’t even know existed a couple years ago.”

Posted February 6, 2015