On Thursday, Nov. 8, the North Carolina Symphony shared their educational program with Ravenscroft fourth- and fifth-graders as well as many Middle and Upper School students in our band, choir and strings programs. For over 70 years, our state orchestra has been committed to music education in our state. NC Symphony
For the past 70 years, the N.C. Symphony has reached elementary-aged children in all 100 counties in North
Carolina, traveling throughout the year to partner with music teachers in schools both big and small to provide an up-close experience with top-notch musicians and the magic of live orchestral music. In the weeks following Hurricane Florence, which flooded many eastern counties and caused widespread damage, many schools in affected areas have had to postpone or cancel their scheduled concerts. Eager to find alternate venues for their educational programming, the symphony's new director of education, Jason Spencer, reached out to the Fine Arts Department at Ravenscroft.
David McChesney, director of fine arts, said of the performance, "Maestro Al Sturgis is truly great with students and through his personality, knowledge and musical abilities kept our audience engaged and informed as the program unfolded.
"Dr. Sturgis is well known in the Triangle area, and I feel privileged to collaborate with him as a trumpeter throughout the year!" he added.