A lesson in Symphonic Science
Loveland Intermediate School (LIS) fifth grade students traded traditional classrooms for a seat at Music Hall in January – all ears as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) put on 50-minute performance, "Symphonic Science." The program incorporated how scientific concepts and inventions influenced composers to create music works that reflect these concepts from the past 150 years.
“This field trip is an important experience for these students; for some, it is their only opportunity to go to Music Hall and see and hear this world famous orchestra,” said Melissa Dennedy, LIS music teacher. “With this particular program, there was the discovery is that every subject area is connected to each other. This was also exposure for our students to the professional perspective of what instrument he or she started at Loveland Intermediate School.”
“My hope is that this inspires our students to dream – and to dream big,” said Garth Carlier, LIS principal. “The CSO is an ensemble of passionate people who aspired to achieve great things; I hope this opportunity allows the students to see that perseverance pays off.”
The sixth grade class travels to Music Hall for the same performance in February.
Top photo caption (front to back): LIS Students Brooke Partin, Alexandra Miller, Carly Wilhoite and Hanna Wenger