Alexandria Symphony Orchestra’s music education program Sympatico will perform a free concert in front of City Hall during the Farmer’s Market on April 14 at 10 a.m. The concert is designed to raise awareness about the program, which takes place at John Adams Elementary School. Three ensembles from Sympatico will perform: Cantamos (chorus), the Mallet Machine (intermediate Orff instruments), and the Percussion Experience (bucket band), led by Program Director Emily Smith. “Performance is a cornerstone of our program, developing confidence, teamwork, musicianship, and life skills,” says Smith. Besides in-school assemblies and concerts, Sympatico ensembles present more than twenty performances in Alexandria each year. Launched in 2013, Sympatico is a before- and after-school music program at John Adams Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia. The free El Sistema-inspired program serves more than 100 kindergarten-through-fifth-grade students every weekday. In fall 2018, Sympatico will add a brass ensemble to the program, preparing them to choose a brass instrument in the school band the following year.
Posted March 30, 2018