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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