We received so many cards and letters from students who thanked us for the performance. Here is a sampling of what they said:
"Thanks for the chance to see and listen to a real orchestra. My favorite part as when everyone stomped their feet.” (Spring Movement of Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons.’) - Emily
“Thank you for letting me and my class see and hear a real orchestra play. I really enjoyed the part when they were playing ‘Spring.’ I felt amazed by it because it had birds chirping in harmony with nature.” - Vincent
“Thank you for letting me hear the sonnet. I really liked how everyone played their part and they didn’t get nervous. By listening to both Winter and Spring, I felt that I was in the music. I never had this experience before." - Alfi
“I was so amazed by your string orchestra. The main thing you guys did was the thunder storm sound. The cello was my main thing I loved.” - Sara
The orchestra performed “Spring” and “Winter” from Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons,’ with Jed Gaylin, the symphony’s music director, both conducting and offering informative commentary in between the musical movements. Concert master and violinist Jorge Avila was among the featured musicians.
"I like that the violin when it was fast and when the song spring and the winter and then the bass sound really good and I feels good and the place was like a big park." - NB 4th Grade
"I like the spring one because I think i know the song and the place was beautiful. I think I want to be a conductor!" - SE 4th grade
Peter & the Wolf: 2016 Student Concert Program
The Schultz-Hill Foundation presented a Free Concert for Atlantic City School Students. "Peter and the Wolf," an Education symphonic composition was performed by the Bay Atlantic Symphony under the direction of Director Jed Gaylin on March 15, 2016, at Dante Theater of the ARTS in Atlantic City. Over 200 students from Richmond Ave. & Lady Star of the Sea schools attended this Music Education Program. The Schultz-Hill Foundation is bringing the ARTS To Atlantic City Students with its Community Outreach Program!
Announcing the 2017 Student Arts Outreach Program
The Schultz-Hill Foundation kicked off its 2017 Youth Concert Series on April 6 with a performance by the Bay Atlantic Symphony for 250 Atlantic City students in grades 3-8, at Stockton University’s Dante Hall Theater. Students were from the Pennsylvania Avenue and Richmond Avenue schools in Atlantic City, and had an opportunity to study the music with their teachers through a month-long curriculum provided by the Bay Atlantic Symphony. Many of the students also were in the schools’ music programs and learning to play an instrument. Original student art, with the concert as a topic, was exhibited at the performance. The Foundation covered the full cost of this program, including transportation of the students to Dante Hall Theater.
Click here for event photos. (Password is SH)
The students shared their reactions on their school blog site.
“It was amazing to see how much feeling the musicians put into their performance. I liked how all of the instruments came together to create different sounds for winter and spring.” - Khadiza Kubra, age 13
“I liked watching the expression on the face of the conductor. It was a great concert.” - Alphi Nashia, age 9
"I loved the cello because just hearing the sound, it felt relaxing to me." - SR 4th Grade
"I loved the music! I feel like when I grow up, I want to become a flute player!" - LF 4th Grade
"I loved the thunderstorm because it was just really enjoyable. I also like the spring; it just sounded really merry. Thank you, Mr. Hill!" - EG 4th Grade
"There was a lot of playing going on and there were a lot of instruments like the viola, violin, cello and the bass." -II 4th Grade
See our video below from the 2016 performance of Peter & the Wolf. Click here to see the Letter we received from Richmond Ave School about our program