Prior to the concert, several Bethany College music and general education students along with Professors Lillian Green, assistant professor of music, and Gretchen Norland, assistant professor of secondary education, will conduct sessions at Soderstrom Elementary for second and third grade students. The sessions will integrate art, music and storytelling. The art created by the Soderstrom students will then be on display at the concert in the lobby of Presser Hall.
“The music at the concert is very evocative and full of stories and images,” Professor Green said. “There will be a lot for young people to grab onto and for audience members of all ages to enjoy.”
Also, just before the concert’s start at 3:30 p.m., an “Instrument Parade” will take place to introduce children to the different instruments in an orchestra.
The concert will feature works by Bizet, Borodin, Grieg, and Handel and a solo organ performance by Tyler Breneman, senior music student. The concert is free and open to the public.