Third grades from all over Hamilton County had the opportunity to visit the Tivoli Theater in downtown Chattanooga to participate in a kid-friendly day at the symphony.
The title of the program was "Musical Mystery: A Symphony of Unfortunate Events"
There was a new piece introduced titled The Composer is Dead, that had music by Nathaniel Stookey with text by Lemony Snicket.
Can I just say, it was awesome! The pieces chosen were upbeat and invited audience participation. The music of choice included the Pink Panther theme, In the Hall of the Mountain King, songs from Hitchcock, and a cello concerto, featuring the CSO Youth Orchestra winner.The last piece, The Composer is Dead, was a hoot. (How country sounding was that? But it's true!)
My students had mixed feelings, as kids will, but the overall feeling was that they would be happy to go back again and hear some beautiful music.
In the Hall of the Mountain King by Greig- performed by the Emory Youth Symphony