WASHINGTON DC - The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Education Program granted Dr.
Alvin L. Crawley, Interim Superintendent of Schools, an opportunity to
serve as a narrator during the Young People’s Concert Series that was held on October
Students from Prince George's and Fairfax
County schools attended the concert, which aims to introduce classical music in a fun atmosphere.
Students listened to songs by various composers, including R. Strauss,
Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov and Copland.
“The National Symphony
Orchestra did an amazing job of telling stories about real and fictional
heroes through classical music," said Dr. Crawley. "It was an honor to participate in such
a wonderful event and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the
National Symphony Orchestra."
The performance celebrated both real and fictional
heroes. Dr. Crawley narrated, “Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait”, which was 1 of 9
songs performed for students.
“I learned that everybody can be a
hero,” said Aniya Branham, a student at Dr. Samuel P. Massey Academy.
PGCPS elementary schools that attended the concert included:
Thomas S. Stone, Mt. Rainier, Templeton, Glenridge, Springhill Lake, Woodridge, Mary Harris Mother Jones, Columbia Park, Glassmanor,
Langley Park-McCormick, Gladys Noon Spellman, Adelphi, Rosa Parks,
William W. Hall Academy, William Paca, Forest Heights, Riverdale,
Carmody Hills, Samuel P. Massie Academy, Robert R. Gray and Doswell E.
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