Why we give
The A2SO Youth Concerts are an amazing opportunity for my students. My 4th graders spend the year learning how to play the recorder, and I use the repertoire from the concerts to enhance what I already use. Students not only learn how to play the pieces, but also information about them. The curriculum that we receive from the A2SO/Carnegie Hall’s Link Up is very accessible. When we go to the concerts, the look on the students’ faces when they play WITH the orchestra, hearing all of the music around them is priceless. Participating in such a large community, playing and singing together, creates an energizing and positive impact on my students. It is amazing enough for my students to sit and listen to a concert, but when they get to participate in the music making, it really means a lot to them. They come back from the concert even more excited to continue to learn and participate in music. Thank you A2SO for giving my students another reason to get excited about participating in music!
THE BARNES-GORMAN FAMILY
GERALD & MARILYN WOOLFOLK
We do not take for granted the great experience our A2 orchestra gives us. Just imagine the loss and emptiness if we did not have our Symphony! The A2 Symphony enriches our great city so we contribute what we can to let the musicians and staff know we value the outstanding product they provide. We are happy to help secure the future for our Conductor Arie Lipsky and our beloved Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.