Symphony Days Campaign

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What is Symphony Days?

For over 40 years, the RSO Symphony Days program introduces approximately 4,500 elementary students to the world of classical music each year. The RSO Symphony Days program is designed to assist music educators by introducing classical music, orchestral instruments and professional musicians to their students. 

       While music educators expose students to the various instruments through photographs and recordings, the only instrument that is found in many elementary school music rooms is a piano. Music educators are not able to provide the experience of seeing, hearing, and touching the actual musical instruments. This exposure to the instruments brings classical music to life, building interest with the students. Many of these students have never attended a classical music concert, and Symphony Days provides their first glimpse at a symphonic performance. 

School Visits

RSO musicians visit music classrooms to provide students the opportunity to become acquainted with their instruments through sight, sound, brief performances, questions and answers.

 This extension of what is offered in the music classroom greatly enhances the connection to music and affords the students with an experience that greatly enriches their Fine Arts education. It also helps to lay the foundation for the students as they prepare to select a musical instrument in fifth grade (prior to attending middle school, where it is required for them to participate in orchestra, band or choir.) The Symphony Days program also introduces the students to professional musicians, providing the opportunity to consider music as a car


What is Symphony Days 2021?

We are recording a Symphony Days concert and sending to all RISD elementary schools to show their 3rd grade students free of charge. We will also be providing educational videos to the students to help them learn different instruments in the orchestra.