March 2nd 2011
On Saturday, February 5, sixteen students, parents and staff from the UrbanPromise were treated to a morning concert at the Kimmel Center featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra performing a Children’s Concert. This was made possible through the generosity of the American Association of University Women.
They attended a pre-concert educational event which explored the musical aspects of tempo and dynamics. The children listened attentively as these ideas were presented in a fun and interactive way.
During the pause, they visited the Dorrance Rooftop Garden and enjoyed the views of the city and also those patrons below in the foyer who “looked just like ants!”
The concert by the Fabulous Philadelphians featured narrator Jamie Bernstein, daughter of composer Leonard Bernstein. With Ms. Bernstein, the students further explored tempo and dynamics with the entire orchestra performing works of Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Mahler.