Young People's Concert Comes to VCS Students
Each fall, a highlight for VCS fifth graders is a field study to the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s Young People’s Concert.
This year, with the pandemic, the orchestra brought the concert to the students – virtually. Across Volusia schools, third, fourth and fifth graders were treated to a special assembly where they heard and saw 10 musical selections performed by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Orlando Ballet, and Orlando Opera.
Students examined clues that helped them search and find the infamous Dr. Monotone, who wanted to destroy all music forever with a dangerous device he built called the “Monotonizer 3000.” With the help of Conductor Chris Confessore and Special Agent Candace, students saved music and put an end to Dr. Monotone’s dastardly deeds!
The show presented classical music from male and female composers, and composers of varying ethnicities. Students were taught detailed lessons about each piece ahead of concert time, including history, form, meter, and melody.
“We are thankful to have these cultured institutions right here in Central Florida,” said John Dupuis, VCS Performing Arts Specialist. “Our hope is that this concert will not only inspire students to become lifelong lovers of music, but also serve as a catalyst that will encourage students to join band, chorus, orchestra, and dance in middle school. We look forward to these concerts for many years to come!”