Elementary and Middle school students studying instruments from Deer Valley, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix District 1 and Cave Creek Unified School Districts are invited to attend an open rehearsal of the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra conducted by Robert Moody. Students learn how professional musicians rehearse and they get to meet the musicians during the break.
Overheard from sixth and seventh graders following Mozart’s Overture to ‘Nozze di Figaro, the Arutunian Concerto for Trumpet, and Penny Lane:
It was really impressive and I want to go again. ~ Karen
Anybody who goes there will love it. ~ Lisbeth
I loved the Trumpet Concerto. ~ Mario
The double basses were fast. ~ Carlos
The orchestra looked happy when they were playing. ~ Neida
The violins were awesome. ~ Eduardo
It was one of the best experiences of my life. ~ Sandra
Their music is inspiring. ~ Rosa
It inspires me to hear more music. ~ Pedro
They were splendid musicians and I enjoyed it.
I was thrilled. ~ Evelyn
"Going to the open rehearsal was the best day of my life." - Aeletta