PORT ANGELES — Sound Group Financial institution has made a $4,000 donation to Adventures in Music, the Port Angeles Symphony’s free program for college kids throughout the North Olympic Peninsula.
So as to add to this excellent news, Port Angeles Symphony supporter Shirley Anderson has contributed $2,500 to Adventures in Music (AIM), as an identical present for the donation made final winter by 1st Safety Financial institution.
“We’re so inspired by the help AIM receives,” mentioned Jonathan Pasternack, symphony conductor and music director.
The presents go towards manufacturing of free AIM video packages for college youngsters in Clallam and Jefferson counties, he mentioned.
A brand new 23-minute manufacturing, created by AIM program director and educator Al Harris, options Pacific Lutheran College of Tacoma’s Camas Woodwind Quintet, performing collectively for the primary time in a 12 months.
The present is now obtainable together with curricular supplies for educators, whether or not they educate in public, non-public or homeschool settings.
To entry the video and supplies, go to portangelessymphony.org, use the Schooling menu and click on on Adventures in Music.
To achieve Harris, e mail [email protected]
On this video, the 5 gamers introduce their devices, from the birdlike flute and piccolo to the so-called “clown of the orchestra,” the bassoon. The music ranges from quick excerpts of “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” highlighting the bassoon, and “Peter and the Wolf” on the flute, to John Philip Sousa’s “Fingers throughout the Sea,” a showcase of the entire quintet.
The Camas video is the second of this educational 12 months, following the AIM quick movie titled “The String Household.” That present, that includes native musicians Tyrone Beatty, Jory Noble, Marina Rosenquist and Traci Winters Tyson, can be obtainable to academics at portangelessymphony.org through the Schooling hyperlink.
“We’re planning yet another present for the top of the college 12 months,” Pasternack added: a video all about percussion that includes multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Angie Tabor of Port Townsend.
The Port Angeles Symphony continues to fundraise for subsequent season as properly, he mentioned. Whether or not AIM’s performances are delivered reside, as in earlier years, or in movies on-line, Harris and quite a lot of native musicians will create a brand new set of instructional modules for the 2021-2022 college 12 months.
For extra about AIM and to help it and different Symphony packages, see the symphony web site, e mail [email protected] or cellphone the workplace at 360-457-5579.
Jefferson County senior reporter Diane Urbani de la Paz may be reached at 360-417-3509 or [email protected] information.com.