New Bedford Symphony virtual education program to explore bird flight patterns and music

Posted on: March 10, 2021

“On March 23, 2021 … the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra releases its 2021 Learning in Concert virtual program entitled Bird Flight Patterns and Music,” reads an unsigned article in Monday’s (3/8) Wareham Week (MA). “The program will be viewed by thousands of children in over 90 schools in Massachusetts and 20 other states.… Over 17 Audubon Chapters in 14 states … are providing the program to local schools … and sharing it with their local chapter members…. ‘Every year the Learning in Concert program focuses on a concept from science, math, literacy, or a non-musical art form and pairs it with a shared concept in classical music,’ explained NBSO Education Director Terry Wolkowicz…. This year it’s bird flight patterns and melodic and rhythmic motion…. In the concert video, Ms. Wolkowicz leads the viewers on an exploration of five bird flight patterns … and pairs each with a piece of classical music that moves in the same motion…. The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Yaniv Dinur, and the NBSO Education Trio perform in the program, [which] will include the world premiere of Jamie Allen’s Nightingale Concerto [plus] Derek Bermel’s Murmurations: Swarming Rome, and music by Mendelssohn, Haydn, Vaughan Williams, and Strauss.”