Paper Orchestra Rocks the Boston Children’s Museum
On Friday, April 12th the K2 Paper Orchestra performed for a standing room only crowd at the Boston Children’s Museum. The concert was the joyful culmination of the students’ paper orchestra experience and was a powerful demonstration of the kinds of performance skills our youngest students have mastered. As the audience of friends, family and museum visitors slowly gathered in The Common, an open performance space in the center of the museum, our students quietly prepared for their performance. At 3:15 sharp, Ms. Levi introduced the group and then led the students in songs and chants designed to introduce young musicians to their instruments and their roles in an orchestra. The students demonstrated proper positioning and bow holds as they sang an original song “We Are a Paper Orchestra” and old favorites including “The Grand Old Duke of York” and “The Wheels on the Bus”.
We appreciate the partnership with the Boston Children’s Museum. They have hosted three K2 events this year and have provided a diverse audience for these unusual performances. Our students have been motivated to perform at their highest level as they feel the city-wide spotlight that comes with such a prestigious venue. This group of musicians has now begun rehearsals on their real instruments and is looking forward to performing alongside their peers on stage at Longy in the first Spring Concert on June 5th. Mark your calendars for this debut!