SCHOOL CONCERT AT THE McCALLUM THEATREFriday, October 20, 2017

The Desert Symphony’s Children’s Music Discovery Series and the McCallum Theatre Education program are partnering to offer 2,200 students from the Desert Unified School District two symphonic concerts at no cost. Each concert will be performed on October 20, 2017 at the amazing McCallum Theatre. They will be “live” acoustical presentations, meaning no amplification will be used.

Collaborating with the McCallum Theatre’s Education program is the best of both worlds. It provides the student the experience of a classic theatre venue and it permits The Desert Symphony to explode on stage with a live performance that will awe an amaze! The experience, which also includes and educational component allows The Desert Symphony’s Music Director, Gary Berkson, the opportunity to teach the students about a symphony orchestra and about the compositions being presented. This experience, especially for the first-time listener, is one that will not soon be forgotten.

Over the years The Desert Symphony has been proud to encourage young lives to further a path toward a career in music. By supporting The Desert Symphony, you will have a role in aiding a potential young artist achieve their dream of one day being a successful musician!

FAMILY CONCERT AT THE PALM DESERT PUBLIC LIBRARYWednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6 PM

Join us for a free concert for youngsters, oldsters, and everyone in-between.

The program, “Forming” an Appreciation for Classical Music, uses an ensemble of eight musicians together with the symphony’s Music Director that guides young people through various musical forms – e.g. variation, canon, rondo – by first explaining and demonstrating these concepts and then through performances of music by Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. A number of young people are chosen to help visually show how these musical forms are constructed so as to assist in following the music when it is performed.

This is a wonderful way to expose young people to the beauty of classical music while provides interesting insight to those who already are in love with this art form.

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