Many of the members of ESYO CHIME joined us for our first CHIME Summer Program, and some exciting, musical fieldtrips highlighted their summer.
On August 8, the CHIME Musicians performed a special mini concert on the SPAC grounds after getting some inspiring musical pointers from Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Bob Cafaro. The children then watched a matinee performance of the orchestra’s performance of The Firebird complete with gorgeous puppets created by the puppeteers from the Broadway musical War Horse.
The next week, several of them where off to the High Peaks Music Festival in the Catskills as part of the Sistema Buddy Day.
They joined musicians from a Pittsfield, MA, Sistema-inspired group, Kids4Harmony, for a day of one-on-one instruction, nature hikes, masterclasses, and a joint public concert.