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Music is Storytelling Concert | White Mountain Symphony Orchestra

COMMUNITY-The time honored Music Is concert was packed with students from all over the White Mountains, and the experience was spectacular. The theme was “Music is Storytelling.”

On March 7th, the White Mountain Symphony Orchestra Presented “Music Is Storytelling.” A Concert for students in the 4th and 5th Grades around the White Mountains.

The free concert was held at the Show Low School District Auditorium with performances at 9 & 11 a.m.

Students at the March 7, WMSO Music Is Storytelling Concert.
Students at the March 7, WMSO Music Is Storytelling Concert. Picture Credit: Amie Rogers. Maverick Magazine.

This year’s theme was Storytelling. There was also an art contest held by AAWM with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes.

The 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. concerts included the announcement of the winners of the 2024 White Mountain Symphony poster contest. The Arts Alliance of the White Mountains conducted the judging. Arts Alliance Director Marilyn Dyer and Public Relations Specialist Karen Warner presented the awards.

9 a.m. concert winners: Denisia Titlaa of St. Anthony’s School in Show Low took first place,  Benedict Minguez from Nikolaus Homestead took second place. Norrin Fry from St. Anthony’s School finished in third place.

11 a.m. concert winners: Ben Landroche took first place, Alyvian Wells came in second. Tezza Brimhall came in third out of the three students that attend Snowflake Intermediate School.

Among the songs played were “Magnificent Seven,” “Themes from Harry Potter,” “Wedding March,” “Scheherazade,” “William Tell Overture,”  “The Quest” and a symphonic suite from the “Lord of the Rings.”

The director Nick Pulsipher told the story of “Scheherazade” to the students during the concert.  Scheherazade is a major character and the storyteller in the frame narrative of the Middle Eastern collection of tales known as “the One Thousand and One Nights.”

March 7, WMSO Music Is Storytelling Concert. Picture Credit: Amie Rodgers. Maverick Magazine
March 7, WMSO Music Is Storytelling Concert. Picture Credit: Amie Rodgers. Maverick Magazine

The “Music Is” program is open to any student within the fourth- and fifth-grade age level, whether public, private or homeschooled, located in Navajo and Apache Counties.

For more information and upcoming concert dates, please visit The White Mountain Symphony Orchestra. 

The next concert is on April 6, 2024 Saturday 3 pm at the Show Low High School Auditorium.

Amie Rogers for Maverick Magazine and Molly K Ottman for Mountain Daily Star.

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