Alexandria Symphony’s afterschool music program to hold composition workshop

Posted on: February 15, 2017

From February 20 to 24, students in ASO Sympatico, the Alexandria Symphony’s music education program, will take part in a week-long composition workshop to creative an original collaborative work to be performed February 24 at John Adams Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia. All five Sympatico ensembles—bucket band, chorus, intermediate Orff, introductory Orff, and strings—plus kindergarten students will participate in writing and performing the finished work. The teaching artists conducting the workshop are members of Creative Connections, led by Sympatico’s program consultant, Daniel Trahey, who is founder of Baltimore Symphony’s OrchKids music-education program. Launched in 2013, ASO Sympatico is a free El Sistema-inspired before- and after-school music program underwritten by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra. The program serves 120 students in kindergarten through fifth grade each weekday Monday through Friday. 

Posted February 15, 2017