High School Students Play Side By Side with Professional Musicians at CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR
THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED, IN PART BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS.
Richmond County Orchestra and Not From Concentrate perform music made popular by The Beatles, The Monkees, The Lovin' Spoonful, Procol Harum Scott McKenzie, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell. The second half of the show features students from Stuyvesant High School and their coaches performing music by Mozart (the only other musician who is said to have more hits than The Beatles)! These students are part of the RCO's Side-By-Side program at Stuyvesant High School, a residency educational outreach program, where students work after-school with RCO professionals.
About Richmond County Orchestra:
Founded in 1998, under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia, The Richmond County Orchestra continues its effort to enhance the musical and cultural life of Staten Island and strives to inspire a love of music through a presentation of the classical repertoire and programming that encourages interaction with audience members. The orchestra offers live performances in the three council districts of Staten Island, presenting works of living composers as well as music from the past, providing its listeners with an opportunity to explore a new artistic language. In addition, the RCO offers educational innovations designed to capture the interest of young students who want to pursue a career in music. Musicians from the RCO have gone into high schools and coached students in after-school programs which have culminated in Side-By-Side concerts with the students and the Orchestra. The popularity of the RCO has grown so much over the years that they have been called upon to perform in various venues throughout the tri-state area, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Natural History, Fairfield University, Washington Square Park, Asbury Park and more.
Tickets to all Richmond County Orchestra concerts are free for students and children.