LIS embraces the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Loveland Intermediate School (LIS) fifth grade students and staff filtered through the doors of Cincinnati’s Music Hall Monday, Nov. 23, with anticipation. The show (H20: The Water Concert) promised to be cutting edge; the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) respected as one of the premier orchestras in the country; the venue was amazing, and the staff – grateful to expose students to this style of art.
“I want to give students every music opportunity I can,” said LIS Music Teacher Melissa Dennedy. “For some students, this is their only opportunity to experience something like this. Having the students attend this concert opens up a new world of possibilities to them; I hope this inspires the students to make music and support the arts their entire life.”
Dennedy has coordinated the LIS fifth-grade trip to see the CSO perform the past 15 years. She said this visit took her full circle as an educator – she was with her current students in the audience watching her own clarinet teacher perform that day with the CSO.
“I hope to continue to inspire and guide these young people to love music,” said Dennedy. “It is a rewarding feeling to share my passion of teaching and music with the students. They were so excited to hear and see the symphony! Music Hall is for everyone, at any age.”
Photo caption: LIS students enter Cincinnati’s Music Hall to watch the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra perform Monday, Nov. 23.