Adventures in Music:
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.
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
For more information, contact the Philharmonic at (951) 787-0251.