Middle School Orchestras Perform at Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall

Each year, Ravinia’s Reach*Teach*Play education programs partner with the 112 Education Foundation, bringing nationally acclaimed Ravinia teaching artists to work with the Highland Park middle-school music students.  Rising star Kedrick Armstrong led all 6th–8th grade orchestra students in pieces celebrating the 100th birthday of the great American composer, conductor, and educator Leonard Bernstein.  Mr. Armstrong, along with the celebrated Kaia string quartet and bassist Roland Moyer, worked with the students at each of their schools through daylong residencies before combining students from Edgewood and Northwood at Ravinia on Friday, April 26, 2019 for a rousing final performance.  Isaac Sinnett, Associate Director of Reach*Teach*Play programs, announced that this year’s annual Kids Go Classic concert will be Lenny: A Musical Portrait in Symphony, Song and Story with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Saturday evening, July 27th.  Information about how D112 families can reserve complimentary tickets to this performance will be sent soon.

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