Dual Immersion students host MusicSpark concert Tuesday night

Dual Immersion students host MusicSpark concert Tuesday night
Posted on 12/11/2017
Grand Junction, CO - The MusicSpark non-profit orchestra program will have its annual Holiday Concert at 6:15 p.m. on December 12, 2017, at the Dual Immersion Academy, 522 W. Main Street. It will be free of charge and open to the community.

The local MusicSpark orchestra consists of 33 kindergarten through fifth-grade Dual Immersion Academy students who have learned to play the violin, rhythmic drums, and sing chorus. The Beethoven group includes students with several years of experience and the Mozart and Brahms groups who just began their music study this past September. The orchestra practices each Monday through Thursday after school from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. at Dual Immersion Academy. The concert will feature Gary Ambrosier as guest conductor.

MusicSpark launched in January 2016 as a local nonprofit organization that provides access to instrumental and orchestral education to promote youth development, leadership and character skills to underserved youth in the Grand Valley. Instruments and instruction are provided at no cost to participating students. MusicSpark follows the vision of the famous Venezuelan music education program El Sistema. An exciting development is the new partnership between MusicSpark and the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra. The program this fall has been sponsored by many generous individual donors and a grant from the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture.

The program’s Executive Director, Dr. Gisela Flanigan, can be reached at 970-623-4420.
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