A Tempo: Concerts Invite Young People to Perform, Explore Music

Jan 17, 2019

Getting young people interested and involved in music, particularly classical music, has long been a goal of orchestras, and this Saturday (1/19 at 7 pm) A Tempo looks at two upcoming concerts designed along that mission. Host Rachel Katz will speak with Hunterdon Symphony Conductor Lawrence Kursar, whose own composition, Gingerbread Boy, designed to introduce young listeners to the brass section, will be premiered by the orchestra Saturday Feb. 2. The program will also preview the Capital Philharmonic's Youth Orchestra Festival on Saturday Jan. 26, which will feature performances by the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra, the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey, and Bravura Youth Orchestra and include interviews with Capital Philharmonic Board of Trustees President Gloria Teti and James Bushong, director of the Patroits Arts Coalition, which is also spearheading the festival as part of its mission to bring more musical and community events to Trenton's Patriots Theater.