Monday, October 26, 2009

"Grade schoolers get in tune with music at Mission: Imagination"

Photo: Kiley Cruse, Omaha World-Herald

From the fantastic Omaha World-Herald article on 10/24/09 by Carol Bicak:
"Elementary school students from Omaha and nearby towns recently met Mozart.
Yes, Mozart the composer. (Or at least someone who looked like — and called himself — Mozart).
The composer accompanied the Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra and conductor Ernest Richardson for a “Mission: Imagination” concert Oct. 7 at St. Wenceslaus, a Catholic grade school in west Omaha. Students from five other schools were bused in for the concert, too.
Many know Mozart was a flamboyant guy, but who knew he was so funny? He had the preschool through second-grade students laughing, singing and playing instruments they had made. At one point, youngsters even got to conduct."
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