March 30th 2010
Due to the generosity of the American Association of University Women, Camden County Branch, 16 students, parents and staff from the CamdenForward School attended the Philadelphia Orchestra Family Concert on Saturday, March 27, 2010.
The program began with a “Pre-Concert Adventure” in the Perelman Center which explored rhythm and beat in music. The children learned how music and mathematics are linked when composers write music. It was a fun and interactive experience.
Next, we rode the glass elevator to the Roof Garden. The children enjoyed the views of the city and the lobby far below.
The highlight of the morning was the Fabulous Philadelphians presenting excerpts from Stravinsky’s The Firebird in Verizon Hall. The orchestra was joined by actors from the Enchantment Theatre Company, who skillfully portrayed this Russian folk story. Colorful costumes and larger than life puppets, along with the wonderful score, succeeded in engaging the audience.
This was the 42nd year for the American Association of University Women, Camden County Branch, to do this good work. UrbanPromise is grateful to this organization for providing this opportunity for our children.