Friday, October 28, 2016

A New Kind of Electronic Music in Pottsgrove

Photos submitted by Pottsgrove School District

A Pottsgrove Middle School student watches a video synched on her iPad with a live performance by the Pennsylvania Philharmonic recently.

Blogger's Note: The following was submitted by Pottsgrove Middle School Principal David Ramage

Pottsgrove Middle School was able to leverage the power of its iPads during a recent performance by the Pennsylvania Philharmonic at the school.

The philharmonic's program featured works to highlight the power of communication through multiple mediums. 

Orchestral works by Copland, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Bernstein were accompanied by a video presented on each student’s iPad. 

Better still, many of the images contained in the video were visual works created by Pottsgrove Middle School students in grades six, seven, and eight. 

Music, visual art, and student-created displays combined for a powerful and moving concert experience. 

Students were enthralled with the power and grace of these performers.

This professional ensemble is composed of musicians who routinely perform with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Philly Pops, and other local and regional groups. 
The Pennsylvania Philharmonic on the stage
at Pottsgrove Middle School.

The philharmonic performs more than 50 percent of their concerts for school audiences. 

Their commitment to education is appreciated because many students do not have the opportunity to hear this kind of performance in a live concert setting. 

They even provide a voucher for each of our students to attend one of their public concerts free of charge.

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