Hoboken students musically educated
Here’s a happy afternoon story about several Hoboken 5th and 6th graders got to enjoy rich and beautiful classical music!
Classical Program Review
“In March of this year, our 5th and 6th graders attended a wonderful concert of classical music at Demarest Middle School.
“Save the Music,” was organized by Joel Suben, who wrote and received a grant to sponsor the concert. Our children attended free of charge. We had the opportunity to hear a World Class orchestra composed of players from the New York Philharmonic, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, The NYC Ballet Theater Orchestra and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra-some of the finest players in the world.
It was an outstanding performance!!
The Children listened to excerpts of music by Beethoven, Schubert, Wagner, Strauss, Rimsky-Korsakov and Scarmolin. The program provided an introduction to musical character and story in symphonic music. The children prepared for this program by listening to the music that was on the program, reading very short biographies of the composers and information about the Romantic Period, and having discussions and homework about the music that we listened to. I was delighted with how much the children had to say about the music and the composers in their discussions and homework assignments. The children loved the performance and the music.
Mary Guthrie, Music Teacher Elysian Charter”