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Music, artwork to celebrate anniversary of ‘Rite of Spring’

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring,” the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of music director Sarah Ioannides, will perform it at 7 p.m. Saturday in Twichell Auditorium at Converse College. In addition to the concert, patrons also can get a glimpse into the minds of students, who will exhibit their visualization of Stravinsky’s music in an art exhibit. For the past several weeks, high school art students in Spartanburg School districts 1, 2 and 7 have been asked to listen to the recorded symphony and create visual art that reflects the music through paintings, drawings or sculptures. An exhibit is on view at the Chapman Cultural Center. – Spartanburg Herald Journal

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Spartanburg students get lessons on music from the pros

The future of local music was on display Friday at Converse College’s Twichell Auditorium. Spartanburg County third, fourth and fifth graders performed with the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra to music by Ludwig Beethoven and other great composers. About 4,000 students from the seven county school districts participated in performances and learned about music and instruments with the local philharmonic orchestra. Three separate sessions were held to accommodate all of the students […]. Orchestra conductor Sarah Ioannides said the students seemed to get more and more involved with each show. “I think it was just brilliant,” she said. “A lot of children will be choosing what instrument they want to play next year. Today they got the opportunity to hear their instrument played. It’s so important.” – Spartanburg Herald Journal

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