Schooltime Concert – ASOL Fellow, Lisa Bryington

I really enjoyed attending yesterday’s Schooltime Concert, a PSO performance attended by an enthusiastic multitude of Pittsburgh second-graders.  Associate Conductor Larry Loh introduced the orchestra section by section: the percussion, brass, woodwinds and strings.  The audience cheered when the PSO brass section played a chord on their mouth pieces followed by a triumphant TA-DAH! with the mouth pieces inserted in their horns, trumpets, trombones and tuba.  Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Mark Roosevelt narrated Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.  It was so inspiring to hear the PSO play the heck out of this piece, which introduces each instrument of the orchestra through variations on a theme by Henry Purcell.

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