Forty Port Jefferson orchestra students and their parents attended the Stony Brook University Graduate Orchestra Concert on March 29. The performances, conducted by Eduardo Leandro, included pieces by Bartók, Debussy and Mozart. Tickets were provided courtesy of the Staller Center Outreach Endowment.
“It is so important for young children, especially aspiring musicians, to have exposure to live musical experiences,” said Port Jefferson orchestra teacher Vanessa Salzman. “We are grateful for the relationship we have with Stony Brook University, as it allows our families this wonderful opportunity to enjoy the concerts of professional musicians within our own community. We hope to cultivate a lifelong appreciation for music and the arts within each of our students.”