|Calder Quartet plays "Open String Blues" with a JAMM kindergarten class (photo: Michael Penn, The Juneau Empire)|
Here are reflections from a post activity that our kindergartner teachers conducted:
"How did the music make you feel?"
- "It made me feel better."
- "It made me want to dance."
- "It made me feel happy and like I'm in a whole orchestra. I felt like I was playing the violin."
- "It made me fell kinda weird, because the one with the hair like mine did music weird."
- "It made feel good and sad."
- "Yes! It made me remember about my great grandpa and my uncle who died."
Thank you, Calder Quartet, for making time in a very busy schedule to visit Juneau, Alaska Music Matters. When we met in Los Angeles during the El Sistema Symposium in 2010, you shared how excited and supportive you are of El Sistema-inspired initiatives. By visiting JAMM, the northern-most initiative, you have inspired Juneau's next generation of musicians.
And Nancy DeCherney, Executive Director of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, thank you for investing in the artistic lives of Juneau's children!
|Guohua Xia and Lorrie Heagy stand with The Calder Quartet|