Tuesday, March 24, 2015

"Building Harmony Around the World": 2015 Children's Jubilee

Jolene Heit helps children try instruments. (Boyd Redington)
Thanks to Boyd Redington and Rollan Fell for photos of a fabulous day of music, art and science. Also, a big thanks to all of the musicians, volunteers from SUU and the community, who make this wonderful event possible.  Major sponsors: Rocky Mountain Power Foundation and George S. and Dolores DorĂ© Eccles Foundation

Children learn about the science of colors with Elaine Vickers and Arlene Braithwaite.  (Boyd Redington)

Usborne Books shares educational books.
 (Boyd Redington)

SUU Animal Ambassadors are a hit with the families.
 (Boyd Redington)

Calligraphy as part of the art activities.  (Boyd Redington)

Trying out instruments with Cedar Music Stores and Studios.  (Boyd Redington)

Facepainting with the families from the Southern Utah Children's Choir
 (Boyd Redington)
Xun Sun directs the Orchestra of Southern Utah in a concert for the families.  (Boyd Redington)
Dr. Sun recognizes composer Jacob Lee for "Casey Jones Overture" (Rollan Fell)

Soloists for Jubilee with Conductors ( Rollan Fell)

Lobby activities at the Children's Jubilee 2015.  (Boyd Redington)

Ling Yu helps child with art project. (Boyd Redington)

SUU Science students and faculty helped with discovery science activities (Boyd Redington)

Checking out electrostatic energy with SUU science students and faculty.
 (Boyd Redington)

Jennifer Hargrave of SUU helps a Jubilee child.
 (Boyd Redington)

OSU President Harold Shirley
 (Boyd Redington)

Hats from around the world.
 (Boyd Redington)

Jason Gottfried shares electronic music.
 (Boyd Redington)

SUU Animal Ambassadors are a hit.  (Boyd Redington)

Figuring out the science with SUU students and faculty.  (Boyd Redington)

Roice Nelson helps students discover instruments from around the world.  (Boyd Redington)

Sandy Hedgecock and grandchild at Todderville  (Boyd Redington)

Families take time to sharing a coloring activity  (Boyd Redington)

SUU students and faculty share several fun science activities after the music.  (Boyd Redington)

Melissa Leavitt provided masks and hats from around the world  for the children to try out.  (Boyd Redington)

Andrea Nelson helps children discover instruments from around the world. (Boyd Redington)

A thoughtful look at one of the SUU Animal Ambassadors
 (Boyd Redington)

Assembling the world map  (Boyd Redington)
Yes, SUU Animal Ambassadors had that big of a snake to share.  (Boyd Redington)
Lobby decorations created by Gateway Preparatory Academy, under the direction of Bridget Wudenka McMullen,
artist and art teacher. (Rollan Fell)

Fun instruments to try  from Cedar Music Store. (Boyd Redington)

The handprint tree from Gateway Preparatory Academy
(Rollan Fell)

Program and more info at http://www.orchestraofsouthernutah.org/concerts/childrens-jubilee-building-harmony-around-world

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Thanks to Rollan Fell for Halversen Concert 2015 Photos

Final bows

Thanks to Jolene Heit, Harry Brown, and the Cedar Music Children's Chorus for lobby music.

Pete Akins warming up for the concert.

Pete and OSU Composer in Residence  Keith Bradshaw

OSU President Harold Shirley introduces the concert.

Tanisa Crosby was the first soloist at the concert.

Orchestra with soloist Tanisa Crosby

Carylee Zwang directed the Mozart selection.

Madison Marshall played Theme and Variations for Viola by Shulman

Xun Sun directed this viola concerto.

Madison Davis, mezzo-soprano, sang a Gluck aria

Carylee Zwang directed the aria.

Janna Ostler played a violin concerto by Haydn.

Final moments of the violin concerto under the direction of Xun Sun

Xun Sun congratulates Jacob Lee on the world premiere of his composition "Casey Jones Overture".

Adam Lambert directed the two pieces by Khachaturian

For the "Masquerade Waltz" the musicians added a bit of magic.

Cellists and string bass during the "Masquerade Waltz".