Arts

Student Musicians to Perform Alongside the Pros

Student musicians rehearse and perform side by side with Atlanta Symphony professionals.
Student musicians rehearse and perform side by side with Atlanta Symphony professionals.
Credit JEFF ROFFMAN / ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

On Saturday, June 14 at 8 p.m. in Symphony Hall, music students from all over Atlanta will play side by side with their Atlanta Symphony counterparts. The “Side-By-Side” concert marks the end of an intensive week-long orchestral workshop. The students participate in special coaching sessions with ASO musicians and sit next to ASO members in rehearsals. WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat down with Kenn Wagner, an ASO violinist, and his longtime student, James Pinder. In the audio clip, we’ll hear from Kenn first.

Saturday’s concert also marks the official debut of the ASO’s newly-appointed Assistant Conductor, Joseph Young.

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