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December 15, 2011

Grant provides recorders for SCP Young People’s Concerts

A grant by the Pierrine and Hootie Johnson Fund at the Central Carolina Community Foundation will provide recorders for students to perform with the South Carolina Philharmonic during its February educational concerts.

Last summer, the SCP was invited for the first time to join select orchestras from around the country in partnering with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute for the innovative “Link Up” program. This new partnership enables the SCP to offer a completely new program for its annual Young People’s Concerts. 

Students will become familiar with the instruments and prepare to perform musical pieces along with the SCP and Music Director Morihiko Nakahara!

“Link Up” provides a comprehensive curriculum guide for teachers, featuring lessons on singing, playing the soprano recorder, reading and notating music, and composing and improvising music. 

Thanks to the $9,000 grant from the Pierrine and Hootie Johnson Fund at the Central Carolina Community Foundation, each student attending the concerts will receive a soprano recorder. In schools before their trips, the students will learn recorder basics as outlined in the teacher curriculum guide (notations, fingerings, rhythm and breathing). Students will become familiar with the instruments and prepare to perform musical pieces along with the SCP and Music Director Morihiko Nakahara.

More than 4,000 students from five Midlands school districts, Ft. Jackson, private and home schools and area special needs programs are participating in “Link Up” this season, which culminates in four concerts at the Koger Center on Feb. 27 and 28, 2012 at 9:45 and 11:15 a.m.

Ticket information is available through SCP Audience Services by calling 803.254.PHIL (7445).

The theme of the “Link Up” curriculum for the 2011/2012 Young People’s Concerts is “The Orchestra Rocks.” Students will learn about rhythm as a universal element of music and how composers and musicians use the patterns of sound and silence to express thoughts and emotion.


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