Students Sample Some Symphony

Students from 82 schools poured into the Holland Performing Arts Center Wednesday for a special treat.

They took part in an interactive music education program with the Omaha Symphony. Students between the fourth and sixth grades have been practicing the soprano recorder for up to 12-weeks.

The grand finale came Wednesday as they kids got to play with professional musicians, 1,500 students at a time.

Family and friends were there to share the thrill.

Adam Goos, the Vice President of Education & Community Partnerships with the Omaha Symphony, said, “It's a way for them to apply their skills in a way they can't do in a classroom and with professional musicians in a wonderful and beautiful concert hall."

This is the ninth year of the program. There was also a music composition contest. A fourth-grader from Catlin Arts Magnet was able to hear the orchestra play his music.

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