REFLECTIONS, DISCUSSIONS, AND EXPERIENCES TO ENRICH THE LIVES OF LEHIGH VALLEY TEENS
Announcing a collaboration between The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and Allentown Symphony Orchestra, offering a community youth engagement program that culminates in free attendance to concerts featuring emerging artists as well as world-renowned artists Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott.
These concerts will serve as catalyst to invite teens to discuss what inspires them and to prompt conversations about the relevance of cultural activities in their future.
Students will attend three virtual sessions, with the opportunity to attend cultural events in our community.
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We hope students will be eager to take this conversation forward
and be inspired by this program!
Session 1: Musical Roots: Reflections of Early Childhood
- Fifty students representing 18 area schools met on Zoom and shared how they started their artistic path and the concept of “Artist as Citizen.” Below are a two of the responses this exercise evoked from them, as individuals and as a group.
Leila Ramagopal-Pertl, Music Educator, Advocate, and Chair for the Committee on Cultural Inclusion: The College Music Society
Leila led students through a deep listening meditation. Students then collectively shared what they heard, represented in the graphic below:
Deep Listening Poem: Students selected their favorite words/phrases from the collective sounds they heard. In groups of 4-5, students then created poems using their favorite words and phrases. Below is one example: