Boca Raton Symphonia
The highly successful theme of our Young People's Concerts, “AMERICAN LANDMARKS AND LANDSCAPES” continues this season with a new concert repertoire.
Young People’s Concerts
The Boca Raton Symphonia's Young People's Concerts take place in the Countess de Hoernle Theatre at Spanish River Community High School. This concert series reaches up to 3,360 Palm Beach County students per year, in grades three to five, from public, private and home schools. They offer opportunities for teachers and students to learn how music directly relates to other disciplines such as history, social studies of diverse cultures in America, and language arts.
Research has proven the positive impact of music education on children: better school attendance rates, higher student motivation, fewer discipline problems, lower dropout rates, improved grades and standardized test scores, more parental involvement and an increase in confidence and self-esteem. Through this unique program, children learn how to express themselves in a positive way, through music, allowing for the potential to grow up as more confident, productive and successful citizens of our community.
Participating schools receive an integrative educational music program to teach and reinforce basic classroom curricula, which has been specifically developed for 3rd through 5th grade students. The comprehensive program provides pre-concert school visits by orchestral musicians, a Teacher Guide and Student Workbook with pre and post-concert activities, a Boca Symphonia Concert, and follow-up evaluations of the overall program.
Many thanks and much appreciation to our Young People's Concerts continuing Presenting Sponsor, Wachovia Foundation, and a special welcome to our new Major Benefactor, Henrietta, Countess de Hoernle. Contributing Benefactors & Sponsors Nancy Flinn, Decorators Unlimited, Publix Super Markets Charities and the Target Foundation. The Symphonia also wishes to thank Spanish River Community High School Principal, Dr. Susan Atherley, and Assistant Principal, Dr. Betsy Albury, for providing the use of the Countess de Hoernle Theatre for the performances.
Also sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts and the School District of Palm Beach County.