On February 9 at 1:00pm and February 10 at 10:00am, and thanks to a generous grant from the Creel-Harison Foundation, SOA presents Black Violin for the annual Discovery Children’s Concert series. Named after an album by Stuff Smith, an African-American jazz violinist, Black Violin was one of the most anticipated groups at SXSW in 2013 and is in the middle of a resoundingly successful North American tour. These performances, which are specifically geared to students, focus not only on their musical expertise, but on inspiring youth to express themselves and work to achieve their own goals. Educators and students participating in this program receive educational materials prior to the event to utilize in their classroom to make the experience more meaningful. Creel-Harison and SOA present these school-day performances at no cost to the schools and only require prior registration to attend.
Through this series, which began in 1989, SOA aims to support existing education programs, strengthen its partnerships with local schools, and provide the highest quality curricula, resources, professional development, and support to area educators.
For more information, please contact Katherine Garcia, Education & Community Outreach Coordinator, at 706.826.4706 or [email protected].