All 4th graders in the Spokane region and all 4th/5th graders in northern Idaho are invited to attend this 50-60 minute interactive concert which introduces the instruments and their unique sounds. Programs were designed to correlate to school curriculum. Each program includes pre-concert classroom activities, developed in collaboration with local public school teachers with government mandated learning standards. The concert includes a sing-along, inclusion of a student violin soloist, opportunities for selected students to sit on stage, and the chance for a lucky winner to conduct the orchestra! Students must be nominated and winners will be notified.
Assistant Conductor, Jorge Luis Uzcátegui invites students to explore music from Baroque to Modernism as they experience compositions by Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Stravinsky, Anderson and Bernstein. Curriculum is available to prepare your students for participation in this interactive concert experience.
what People are saying
Here is a video about the Fourth Grade Concert posted by the Spokane Public Schools
"Thank you for doing such a beautiful job with the 4th grade symphony concert! The students were very engaged and loved the music. I enjoyed the stories and information you shared about each piece - that really helps students to have a better understanding of the music they are listening to. Your love for music and for sharing with young people is a blessing to our community. Thanks to you and to all the wonderful and amazing symphony musicians!" — Carol Pederson, SPS Visual & Performing Arts Coordinator
My daughter's 4th grade class attended yesterday’s symphony performance at the Fox Theater. Thank you so much for a very cool and educational experience. The selection of music performed for the kids could not have been more exciting and appropriate. Kudos to a wonderful program that does such a successful job of introducing students to a realm of music that most have not experienced. Conductor Uzcátegui truly connected with a music hall full of 9 and 10 years, which isn’t always an easy feat. — Parent
Please click on the reservation form below, complete and return to Janet Napoles to sign up to bring your class to the concert. Space is available on first come, first served basis. For more information, please contact Janet Napoles at the Spokane Symphony: