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BENJAMIN TEACHERS ALLOW STUDENTS TO ‘LET IT GO’
AS PALM BEACH SYMPHONY PERFORMS FOR LOWER SCHOOL
Symphony offers interactive music instruction through its Educational Outreach Program
PALM BEACH, FL (April 4, 2014) – Longtime Benjamin Lower School music teacher, Carolyn Montini, and other teachers of the school located in North Palm Beach, permitted a little rowdiness in their day of academia recently when the Palm Beach Symphony visited the school as part of its Educational Outreach Programming. The decibels in the school’s auditorium rose when Symphony musical staff members gave students the opportunity to learn through interaction, which included a lesson in conducting and two rounds of Disney’s wildly popular ‘Let it Go’ from the current movie Frozen.
The forty-five minute program taught basic music principles using instruments such as piano, double bass, drums, xylophone and voice. Excitement built as Palm Beach Symphony Assistant Conductor Zoe Zeniodi controlled the screams of the children with the wave of her arms and instructed the students how she can direct an orchestra to perform in unison. The level of engagement was heightened at the program’s end when the Symphony started to play ‘Let it Go’ and the young audience began to belt out every word, resulting in an encore request from Montini.
“We are thrilled to offer this kind of programming to our schools and support musical arts education,” noted David McClymont, Palm Beach Symphony Executive Director. “It is evident that the children are engaged and eager to learn in this interactive environment and it validates the vision of the Palm Beach Symphony to actively impact and serve the community through live music.”
Celebrating 40 years this season, the Palm Beach Symphony was founded in 1974 in recognition of the need for a professional orchestra in Palm Beach. The Symphony performs in a variety of historically important venues including Bethesda-By-The-Sea, Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Mar-a-Lago, The Society of the Four Arts and Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Today, its Educational Outreach Program aims to serve as the cornerstone of the Symphony’s efforts to expand the Orchestra’s relevance, reaching Palm Beach County’s broad and diverse communities.
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The mission of the Palm Beach Symphony is to engage, educate and entertain the greater community of the Palm Beaches through live performances of inspiring orchestral music.