Palm Beach Gardens, FL - January 31, 2014 - The Palm Beach Pops today announced that it is concluding its latest “Music & You” In-School Youth Education Program with a concert on February 7 at the Eissey Campus Theatre.
The “Music & You” In-School Youth Education Program was founded by the late Maestro Bob Lappin based on his belief that all children deserve the chance to benefit from meaningful arts experiences. Designed to benefit underserved school districts, the program has reached nearly 90,000 elementary school students over the past 15 years. The four-week program is benchmarked to Florida Sunshine State Standards and correlates music with social studies, literature, character education, science and math to enhance major academic disciplines. The program incorporates performances by members of The Palm Beach Pops Orchestra, each week highlighting one of the four families of instruments – Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, and Percussion. The Palm Beach Pops provides the curriculum, including study materials for the students, in addition to the orchestra performances and bussing the students to the concert, at no cost to the schools involved. All funds for the program are contributed by generous supporters of The Palm Beach Pops’ Music & You program.
The program included 1,100 students from the second to fifth grades. Four Palm Beach County Schools participated and will be represented at the Finale Concert on February 7. These schools include Dwight D. Eisenhower and North Palm Beach Elementary, located in Palm Beach Gardens and Jerry Thomas Elementary and Beacon Cove Intermediate School, located in Jupiter.
The concert will feature conductor Lee Musiker, Grammy and Emmy-winning Music Director/Pianist for Tony Bennett, Barbara Cook, Mel Tormé, Jerry Lewis and Buddy Rich. Mr. Musiker brings a wealth of experience to the podium through his association with premier artists in all music genres. In addition to guest conducting many concerts over the years including The New York Philharmonic and the Jazz at Lincoln Center, Mr. Musiker will be the Guest Conductor for The Palm Beach Pops’ February 4, 7:30 pm Tribute Concert for the late Maestro Bob Lappin at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
“We are excited about the upcoming “Music & You” Finale Concert and look forward to wrapping up all the concepts and seeing students on stage with the Pops orchestra. The Maestro was passionate about reaching and educating children through the beauty of music and The Palm Beach Pops family is committed to continuing his legacy and providing students throughout our community the opportunity to benefit from our program,” said Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane, Executive Director of The Palm Beach Pops.
The Music Lives On Tribute Concert on February 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm
The Palm Beach Pops is presenting a tribute concert for the late Maestro Bob Lappin on February 4th at the Kravis Center. The proceeds from the concert will benefit The Palm Beach Pops Music & You In-School Youth Education Program, which is an integral part of the mission of The Palm Beach Pops and its dedication to the preservation of the American Songbook. Limited seats are available. Call the Kravis Center at 561 832 7469 for tickets.
About The Palm Beach Pops
Founded in 1991 by the late Music Director and Conductor, Bob Lappin, The Palm Beach Pops quickly distinguished itself as a world-class pops orchestra, dedicated to preserving the American Songbook. In addition to on-going concerts, The Palm Beach Pops is devoted to serving the children in its community by presenting quality music education programs. The Pops created the Music & You In-School Youth Education Program to expose students to new learning experiences and positive role models while developing creativity, providing tools for communication and enabling students to build a strong sense of self. The Palm Beach Pops is a non-profit organization, supported solely through the generosity of individual donations, institutional grants, and concert income. For more information, please visit www.palmbeachpops.org or call 561 832 7677.
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