February 4, 2009

School Buses at the Eastman Theatre?

If you walked past the Eastman Theatre this morning, you might have wondered why there were so many school buses parked along Gibbs and Main Streets. Over the past two days, 3,600 fourth to sixth grade students attended the RPO’s Intermediate Concerts, with more concerts to come later this month.

Led by Michael Butterman, the program featured the teenage cellist Gabriel Cabezas, Junior Division winner of the 2006 Sphinx Competition, in Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations, as well as excerpts from works by Haydn, Bach, Gabrieli, and Mussorgsky.

The RPO provides schoolteachers attending the concert a curriculum guide, developed by area teachers, which helped them to prepare their students for the concert. Teachers also can have a volunteer docent visit their classroom to give a slide presentation about the Orchestra and the Eastman Theatre.

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