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Adventures in Music:
High School

AIM's high school program provides workshops to students in the Jurupa Unified School District and the Chaffey Joint Union High School District. Each AIM high school is invited to attend an actual working rehearsal of the Philharmonic as they prepare for a concert. Students experience the stop-and-start features normally associated with the rehearsal process.

Music Director Patrick Flynn wears a lapel microphone so he is heard as he leads the orchestra interacting with the students to inspire them to participate in the musical process. He illuminates critical passages of each piece and helps students hear the subtle changes that bring each piece to the Philharmonic's high level of performance quality.  

On November 2, 2000, the Philharmonic presented one of these workshops at Jurupa Valley High School. Below is the article about the visit that appeared in the Jaguar Journal, the Principal's weekly staff newsletter Vol. 1, Issue 3, November 6, 2000.

Beethoven Meets the Jaguars:
Flies and Noise Can't Stop the Music!

Just under half of the JVHS student body enjoyed the amazing spectacle of a professional orchestra rehearsing in the Jaguar gymnasium on Thursday, November 2nd. In spite of the flies and the inevitable noise from five hundred pairs of teenage feet clomping up and down the bleachers, the visiting conductor, who met the musicians for the first time at the rehearsal in our gym, managed to make subtle changes in the music, moving instrumentalists toward perfection as they prepared to perform Beethoven's 7th Symphony at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium Saturday night.

Jurupa Valley high School band members sat just behind the musicians and were in the best position to see what the conductor was asking from the musicians and to observe their respectful and professional responses to his requests. The Korean born conductor speaks very limited English, but the language of music is universal and his ability to make his meaning clear to the musicians was remarkable.

For more information, contact the Philharmonic at (951) 787-0251.

 

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