BENEFITING: SAN BERNARDINO SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION
EVENT DATE: Feb 10, 2017
The overall goal of the project is to uplift San Bernardino youth through the arts, increasing cultural awareness, inspiring hope, and enhancing pride of place. Our community could use quite a lot of all those things.
Specifically, the project presents two back-to-back concerts for 3,450 3rd through 12th grade students from local public schools. The concerts will be held at the historic California Theatre of the Performing Arts in downtown San Bernardino on the morning of February 10, 2017.
Full student learning platforms regarding the concert will be provided to each participating school. That will allow teachers to prepare their classes not just for an educational field trip, but for a true learning experience that can be connected to other on-going classroom instruction. Students will also receive follow-up information when they leave so the conversation can continue back in the classroom.
Each concert will be approximately one hour long and will feature the full San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra along with young violinist Usha Kapoor. Ms. Kapoor will also be conducting workshops at some of the schools prior to the concert.
Members of the Inland Valley Repertory Company will enhance the cultural experience by portraying the selected composers (Mozart, Haydn, and Stravinsky). We also hope to add a student arts component to be shared with audiences at the regular season concert held the following evening.
The schools have already pledged to provide transportation and we have raised funds for the venue and stage crew... we are seeking funding solely for the musicians. For every donation made, we will also provide a regular concert ticket to a school that cannot participate in the student event. We will ask that the tickets be given to students AND their parents so there's no financial burden on any attendee (there's even free parking across the street).
We think this project will open a lot of young eyes to what is good in their city. And we think that will make a difference for our whole community. We hope you think so, too.