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December 23, 2009 > Funds support children's concerts

Funds support children's concerts

Submitted By Sue Rose

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra recently received a $3,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support the orchestra's 36th free annual Children's Concerts in March 2010. Up to 4,000 elementary school students from local school districts will participate in the educational and engaging concerts as a weekday field trip.

"Our concerts connect children with orchestral music, both as listeners and participants," says Conductor David Sloss. "It is inspiring to see the energy and excitement that flow from young people who are making new discoveries about musical instruments, the orchestra, classical music, performing and composing."

Elementary school teacher Gerry Sidney supports the concerts, "Due to the fact that there are a lot of cutbacks, this is one of the few things that kids get to find out about and enjoy music - to find out that there is more than rap and pop and rock out there."

According to Fremont Symphony Orchestra Board President Board Pauline Weaver, "The orchestra is grateful for this grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. It gives us the resources to introduce the world of classical music to students."

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