The Juneau Student Symphony, with a little help from some friends, will be performing Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, Seitz’ Violin Concerto No. 1 featuring Solomon Unzicker, and “The Life of the Child,” by conductor Rick Trostel. Shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at the JDHS auditorium and 6 p.m. Monday, March 14, at Glacier Valley Elementary School.
The JDHS string orchestra class will be joining the Student Symphony for Brahms’ collection of college songs. And a cast of hundreds will be on stage for the world premier of “The Life of the Child,” including the JDHS musicians, elementary recorder players from schools throughout the borough, and young violinists from Glacier Valley’s JAMM (Juneau Alaska Music Matters), Lisa Miles’ Suzuki studio, and the Montessori Borealis elementary orchestra. Trostel said the inspiration for his 10-minute composition comes from two sources: “the desire to express the beauty of human development in music, and the desire to introduce another generation of musicians to the beauty of the orchestra through their direct participation.”
Admission to the winter concert is pay-as-you-can.
For more information, visit juneausymphony.org/studentsymphony.