Watch Rhode Island Philharmonic's Music Education Concert
All this week, local schoolchildren had the opportunity to perform with the Rhode Island Philharmonic live at Veterans Memorial Auditorium.
All this week, local schoolchildren had the opportunity to perform with the Rhode Island Philharmonic live at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Nearly 11,000 children visited the Vets wielding their recorders and while they listened to various performances by the orchestra, they were also encouraged to play their instruments and sing along to scores.
This was all a part of the Philharmonic’s Link Up Music Education Program (part of FLEX with the Phil), called the Orchestra Rocks!, which included a series of three days of six interactive concerts with schools across Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Joe Wilson Jr. from Trinity Repertory Company worked with resident conductor Francisco Noya to entertain the kids. The duo even took a selfie photo from the stage, featuring the entire audience.
The Philharmonic’s Link Up program was developed by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. It provides instruments, curriculum materials and professional development to schools, and culminates in concerts where students play along with the Philharmonic. Watch the video to see what they do!