During the rehearsal period for May’s Great Books concerts, a group of Tempesta string players rehearsed selections from Telemann’s Don Quixote with a roomful of young violinists, violists and cellists in the Musicopia String Orchestra who had been learning it too.
Tempesta principal violist Daniela Pierson (above, far left) is Artistic Coordinator of the Musicopia String Orchestra. Musicopia is a non-profit organization that brings educational music enrichment programs to schools and communities throughout the Delaware Valley.
…the Musicopia children got completely excited whenever we played one of the movements they had been practicing
About 96 people, children in the Musicopia program and their parents, came to our Arch Street performance of Great Books. If you remember cheering and giggling between certain movements coming from the balcony, it was the Musicopia children, who got completely excited whenever we played one of the movements they had been practicing.