February 1, 2018
The String Quintet from the Santa Rosa Symphony visited our school on February 1st and we were joined by students from Fort Ross School. What a treat! The Santa Rosa Symphony is dedicated to bringing classical music to all students in Sonoma County. These informative and entertaining mini-concerts are designed to introduce the various instruments and the beauty of classical music to school children. Our concert featured five professional musicians, who not only played their instruments for us but also taught us about some of the nuances of their instrument. Tammy and Marcia played the violin, Meg played the viola, Cory played the cello, and Tim played the bass. The forty-five minute program opened with Mozart's Serenade No. 13 for Strings. Students loved when they played Saint-Saëns' "The Carnival of the Animals" and the instruments sounded like animals, especially Tim's, whose bass sounded like a loping elephant! The quintet played the very popular "Star Wars" and "Jurassic Park" themes, as well as the theme from the "Pink Panther", and ended with a beautiful rendition of Pachelbel's "Canon in D Major". Bravo! We are very grateful to the Santa Rosa Symphony for providing such a rich and educational learning experience for our students.