March 30, 2011

Reaching Out With Music

The Muncie Symphony Orchestra has many interests.  Educating the public is a very high priority.  Every year the MSO has a Young Peoples Concert for all the 4th and 5th grade students from the local city and county schools. More about that in another post!
Everyone is invited to attend this free concert. If you are free April 19th at 9:30 am, and would like to come listen, call the MSO office to reserve seats:  765-285-5531  

Music on the Move is another outreach program the MSO offers to the community.  Quartets or quintets visit by request and present cirruculum-based, interactive short concerts to students. Thus far this year, the Graduate String Quartet has 19 scheduled performances.  You might be surprised to learn requests also come from outside traditional educational institutions.  The youngest audience was ages 3-6, and the oldest audience was 60 - 90 years old. 

The theme this season is History of the Dance.

Graduate String Quartet
L-R: Yulia Zhuravleva, violin; Lipeng Chen, violin;
Eun Hey Park, cello, David Blakley, viola (filling in)

I thought you may enjoy these pictures from the Graduate String Quartet's presentation at 
the Alpha Center, an adult day care facility in Muncie.  
                            Alpha Center audience

Yulia is talking about the piece the GSQ is about to play.

A happy tune!  


The musicians enjoy performing as well as interacting with the audience.

Explaining how the Tango developed.

Eun Hey laughing about the explanation.
Enjoying the music

Lipeng listening to an explanation.

Looking over the violist's shoulder.
Eun Hey

Eun Hey playing cello.

Playing 2nd violin today.
Lipeng introducing herself to the ladies.

David is filling in for the violist.
He is the principal violinist of the 2nd violin section in the Muncie Symphony Orchestra.

GSQ at play

Alpha Center Ladies

Fingers Flying

Enjoying music

Intently listening. No she is not asleep. :-)

 Yulie is playing 1st violin today.

Music on the Move is scheduled through the MSO office and is available during the school year.
If you are interested in a visit call 765-285-5531.
Thank you for dropping by!