ATLANTIC CITY – More than 250 area children gained their first exposure to classical music Wednesday, March 13 as part of the Schultz-Hill Foundation’s Youth Arts Education Outreach Program.
The event took place at Stockton University’s Dante Hall Theater. Students from Atlantic City’s Our Lady Star Of The Sea School and the Principle Academy Charter School were in attendance as the Schultz-Hill Foundation treated them to a narrated performance of Sergei Prokofief’s “Peter And the Wolf” performed by members of the Bay Atlantic Symphony and conducted by Music Director Jed Gaylin.
The concert is based on an old Russian folktale about a young boy, his grandfather and the boy’s companions, who include a bird, a duck and cat, among others. Each character in the musical is represented by orchestra instruments which were introduced to the young audience at the start of the production.
At the end of the concert, the students were given the opportunity to ask Gaylin questions.
The event was part of the Schultz-Hill Foundation’s dedication to promote and support arts, history and education in South Jersey via educational scholarships, direct grants and funding for the Arts, historical and musical programs.
For more information, visit http://www.schultz-hill.org.