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North Carolina Symphony Music Discovery

On Thursday, the North Carolina Symphony launched an exciting new education initiative specifically designed for pre-schoolers. North Carolina Symphony Music Discovery is funded by PNC as part of its nationwide PNC Grow Up Great program.

Nearly 100 people packed the Cameron Village Library to enjoy a live performance of “Peter and the Wolf” by the North Carolina Symphony Wind Quintet, a presentation by children's performer Peter Duschenes on “the music in everyday objects,” (pictured left) and the North Carolina Symphony Instrument Zoo, a hands-on experience for kids wanting to try out real orchestra instruments. The kick-off event was featured on North Carolina Now (start video at the 7:00 mark).

Click here to view photos of the event.

During the month of August, each of Wake County’s six regional libraries will receive a “North Carolina Symphony Music Discovery!” event as a part of their special pre-school programming. North Carolina Symphony musicians will partner with Wake County librarians to develop presentations which are centered around the themes of storytelling, literacy and artistic expression. Through this strategic partnership, the North Carolina Symphony will use music as a vehicle to fulfill the mission of PNC Grow up Great by supporting literacy readiness.

In addition to the program in Raleigh, Symphony pre-school initiatives will be established in Fayetteville, Southern Pines, New Bern and Wilmington. For each site, the Symphony’s education department will schedule an array of activities in collaboration with local libraries, museums and Headstart schools that will feature North Carolina Symphony musicians, instrument zoos, book readings and other special events.

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