WMS orchestra students tour Orchestra Hall in Mpls


The Winona Middle School seventh and eighth grade orchestra students attended a Minnesota Orchestra “Young People’s Concert” at Orchestra Hall, downtown Minneapolis, on February 6. This program featured an open-rehearsal concept in which students could see how the musicians worked and communicated with each other before a final performance of each piece. Students were also able to submit questions to the orchestra via their devices during break. Three questions from the Winona orchestra were picked up and answered by musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra. Students listened to open rehearsal and full performance of Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No.2” and Kodaly’s “Dances of Galanta,” two very diverse pieces in style and historical period, using different instrumentation and chamber or full symphonic orchestra. After the concert the Winona Middle School orchestra group toured the Minneapolis Institute of Art, which is a favorite stop among the students. Thanks to Strings in Motion for helping these annual orchestra trips possible.


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