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Aspiring string virtuosos to learn from Symphony master

Release: Jan. 5, 2017 

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 Who:          Aspiring string virtuosos

What:         Learn from San Antonio Symphony assistant concert master and first violin as part of
Mini-Maestros official launch

When:       Jan. 6 (Friday) – 11:05 to 11:50 a.m.

Where:      Huppertz Elementary, 247 Bangor St.

String students in 4th and 5th grades will be under the tutelage of a master when Sarah Silver brings her concert hall talent to their classroom. In addition to co-teaching with their music teacher Cassandra Grim, they will be treated to an exclusive performance by Silver, the San Antonio Symphony’s assistant concert master and first violin.

The lesson and performance Jan. 6 will officially launch Huppertz Elementary’s Mini-Maestros membership. Thanks to the Mini-Maestros program, 188 students in seven District elementaries are learning a new instrument through guest maestros and their own music teachers, who spent part of the summer preparing for this new experience by training under Dr. Kristen Pellegrino, the University of Texas at San Antonio’s assistant professor of music.

Silver’s visit is part of the symphony’s growing educational outreach. The expansions of the SAISD elementary strings program through Mini-Maestros is made possible by a $105,000 Charity Ball Association grant awarded to the SAISD Foundation for the new instruments..

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