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Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Snowden School strike right notes together

Professional musicians play instruments and perform with students

MEMPHIS, Tennessee —

Snowden School held a concert Thursday with some special guests. Student musicians played side-by-side with the professionals at the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.

There were also dance performances and students created hand-made props during the performance. Students had to learn the music quickly, with rehearsal at noon and a performance an hour and a half later.

"Well, one, it's introducing them to music, which sometimes, students don't always get that introduction at this age. But it's also introducing a community to the professional orchestra to the different types of music that are out there. And for the students, they get to do movement, they get to play instruments, they get to dance and sing, so it's all encompassing," said Kalena Bovell, Assistant Conductor, Memphis Symphony Orchestra.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra does this type of program with 13 different schools with students from kindergarten to 5th grade.

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