BVSO Enthusiastic To Welcome 2000+ Students
At Upcoming Annual Children’s Concerts
Information courtesy of | Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra
Each year, the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra holds an unparalleled experience for 4th and 5th grade students alongside their teacher chaperones with its Annual Children’s Concerts. For more than 2,000 children in the Brazos Valley area and some many miles away, this event serves as their school field trip for the year. Students from numerous cities and schools will be in attendance, including those from public, private, and homeschool institutions.
Music Director and Conductor Marcelo Bussiki and the professional BVSO™ musicians present the Annual Children’s Concerts, set for Monday, February 5, 2024, at Rudder Auditorium on the Texas A&M University campus. The event boasts two performances: one beginning at 9:30 with the second at 11:00. Each performance, approximately fifty minutes, ensures the proper length for quality entertainment and to keep the attention of its young audience. The BVSO acknowledges the research done that shows how the benefits of music enhance a child’s accomplishments in all areas of education. With a mission of the symphony to promote musical arts for both cultural and educational purposes, this award-winning program serves as a first-rate example.
What: Annual Children’s Concerts
When: Monday, February 5, 2024, at 9:30AM and 11:00AM
Where: Rudder Auditorium in College Station on Texas A&M campus
Geraldine (Denny) Green Bass Clarinet Concerto Mvt. 1 – featuring Cooper Allen, winner of 2023 Brazos Valley Youth Concerto Competition
Leroy Anderson Plink, Plank, Plunk! – featuring Student Conductor Chosen from Audience
Camille Saint-Saen Carnival of the Animals – featuring the dancers of Ballet Brazos narrated by Greg Wise
Coordinated by FASO (Friends Association of the Symphony Orchestra), this project provides curriculum materials for teachers, support during the live performance to musicians, and follow-up activities for students. Along with Music Director Marcelo Bussiki, FASO works hard to select just the right program for the children. The goal is essentially to introduce students to orchestral music in an informative but exciting way. Also, an interactive, educational packet
has been made available to allow teachers to incorporate lessons about symphonic music and orchestras into their curriculum. Complete with live links to on-line music and videos, the packet helps prepare students for the experience. View packet on-line at: https://bvso.org/School-Instructions
This program is funded in part by generous contributions from Blue Bell Creameries, the Brazos Valley Council of Governments, the Brazos Valley Affordable Housing Corporation, and the Brazos Valley Community Action Programs. This annual educational outreach would not be possible without the assistance of our own Symphony Belles, and many dedicated FASO volunteers.
Please note: this concert is a private event. Reservations are arranged with schools and groups in advance of the event and is not open to the public for ticket sales.
About the BVSO: The Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit performing arts organization with the mission to maintain a symphony of high artistic standards, and to promote the musical arts for cultural and educational purposes in the Brazos Valley. For more information about the Symphony’s 2023-2024 Season, please visit the Brazos Valley Symphony Website at www.bvso.org.
The Brazos Valley Symphony Society wishes to recognize and thank our programming sponsors, grant funding providers, and charitable trust contributors:
The Clearfield Family, Eugene Edge III Charitable Trust, The Ham Family Trust, Gilbert & Thyra Plass Charitable Trust, Plass Arts Foundation, Union Pacific, The Rea Charitable Trust, the Nina Astin Winkler Charitable Trust, and Paul and Lenora Terry Jr Foundation
This program made possible in part through Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the City of College Station through The Arts Council. This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.