Fifth grade enjoyed a trip to see the San Francisco Symphony last Friday. The field trip to the symphony provides our students with exposure to arts in the world outside of BHDS. The students heard a special symphony performance called Music Talks!—a program that focuses on the unique communicative power of a symphony orchestra, engaging young listeners with the power of music to create moods, express emotions, and tell stories. The fifth graders heard pieces by Mussorgsky, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Britten, and Stravinsky.
"It's a great way to experience the symphony, since the music program is designed for children," says BHDS music teacher Kimberly Lotstetter of the Music Talks! program. "The students loved [the program] and wished that they had played even more music!"