The Orchestra Moves Free Family Concert and Foodraiser
Join us for “The Orchestra Moves,” our annual Free Family Concert & “Foodraiser” on Sunday, January 26 at 3 pm in Cordiner Hall on Whitman College Campus. The concert run time is approximately 45 minutes and this concert is suitable for ALL ages!
At 2 pm in the lobby of Cordiner Hall, families are invited to try out orchestra instruments at a free instrument “petting zoo.”
Admission is free with a non-perishable food item donation to benefit the Blue Mountain Action Council Food Bank!
“The Orchestra Moves” explores musical movement by looking at the way composers use motif, melodic direction, and dynamics. The performance will be conducted by Dr. Paul Luongo and hosted by Kevin Loomer. In addition to the full rank of Symphony musicians, performers will also include a youth choir comprised of students from the Walla Walla Public Schools (WWPS) led by Lori Parnicky and Stefanie Crumpacker-Flerchinger, and Stefanie Flerchinger and Jeremy Irland as song leaders. Projected images and opportunities for audience participation will also be included.
The Walla Walla Symphony began performing free concerts for families and young people in our community in 1953. Our partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) “Link Up” program represents a commitment to support music education in our community.
This performance will be repeated twice on Monday morning, January 27, for over 2,700 area 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who have been working with their music teachers on the Link Up curriculum since September.
These concerts are presented in part by Key Technology, Whitman College, Tallman’s Pharmacy, U.S. Bank Foundation and Walla Walla Public Schools Music Program.