Wednesday, May 25, 2011

SymphonyKids Spotlight: Raising Cane

Each year, the BCA Center gives the VSO a grant to send one Musicians-in-the-Schools ensemble to every elementary school in Burlington. This year, our woodwind trio, Raising Cane, has the pleasure of making the annual rounds. WCAX produced a short video of the trio at Champlain Elementary on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Watch the video below by clicking "Keep reading!" See the video, complete article and photos on the WCAX website. Read more to find out about bringing any of the VSO's SymphonyKids Educational Outreach programs into your school.

Our core outreach program, Musicians-in-the-Schools, includes seven different ensembles that are available for in-school presentations. Concerts include demonstration of instruments, a wide sampling of repertoire, audience participation, and a certain amount of zany humor. These groups normally present three 45-minute shows a day, which can be in three different schools if they are close enough geographically. All presentations are most appropriate for elementary age students. The cost is $285 per performance, or $850 for a full day. Subsidy money is often available, especially if schools help set up bookings. For more information or to book a Musicians-in-the-Schools ensemble, please e-mail Eleanor Long or call (800) VSO-9293 x 14.