SIDE BY SIDE

GRADES 6-ADULT • WATERBURY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

ASAP!’s annual Side By Side concert is a rare opportunity for youth musicians to perform side by side with Waterbury Symphony Orchestra (WSO) members in front of a live audience. Side By Side is the culmination of our Interdistrict Strings Program (link), a music intensive which pairs experienced youth musicians with professional WSO members to learn classical pieces, gain a deeper understanding of their instrument, and practice playing in concert with one another.

2021’s Side By Side concert included the premiere of a piece by local composer Sharon Ruchman and wove strings performances together with readings by Celebration of Young Writers selected students. View the performance.

ASAP! makes Side By Side accessible to school children and administrators by bringing this portable concert to schools upon request. In this interactive educational experience, the WSO music director engages the audience in movement, rhythm, and more while students and their WSO counterparts perform for their peers.

In School Programs - Kids in Classroom working on a Project

INTERDISTRICT STRINGS PROJECT

SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER 2022

Collaborate with the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra!

CELEBRATION OF YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS

AUGUST 1 - OCTOBER 2

Call for photo submissions from students in grades 6-12!

ANCIENT ART OF HENNA

OCTOBER 8, 2022

Learn about the rich history behind the plant-based creative designs.