Paper Orchestra Performs at the Children’s Museum
This Tuesday, both K2 classes travelled to the Boston Children’s Museum to present their Paper Orchestra concert. This event is an important milestone for the K2 musicians, who have now graduated to their Real Instruments.
The Paper Orchestra has been practicing important skills, including Rest and Playing positions, making beautiful bow-holds, moving their bows together as an orchestra, and learning how to take care of their instruments. Above all, they have been learning that “an Orchestra works together” and by working together makes big, beautiful sound. They sang and “played” some old favorites like The Grand Old Duke of York and some specially written songs like The Bow Hold Highway. The audience of over 100 family, friends and lucky museum-goers were hugely impressed with the program of songs and movements that showcase all the work of this group of young people.
Each instrument section has also been working on their individual skills and unity and camaraderie within their section. Part of being in an orchestra means paying close attention to the movements and sounds of those around you. The violins, the violas, the cellos and the basses are very excited to begin their work on Real Instruments when we return from April Break. They can’t wait to wow you all at the Spring Concert on June 11!