GSO presents nationally recognized OrKIDStra program for Head Start

KPMG volunteer Kim Cossaart reads aloud to Head Start students to
prepare them for upcoming OrKIDStra concerts

Performance puts spotlight on literacy
and musical enthusiasm for 4-year olds.

"GREENSBORO, NC—The Greensboro Symphony continues its nationally-recognized OrKIDStra program this May, delivering an exciting and interactive concert focused on literacy and artistic expression for over 600 4-year old Head Start students. This is the second year that the program is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and it continues to be one of the GSO’s flagship programs.

OrKIDStra works with Head Start students and their families to encourage literacy and artistic expression at an early age. Tying together literacy skills with classical music, the Symphony provides over 600 Head Start children with free books related to the concert theme—this year, the featured book is Pete Seeger’s popular storybook, Abiyoyo. The children are prepped by Head Start educators and see the book brought to life in an interactive concert featuring the Symphony’s Percussion Ensemble and local professional storyteller, Logie Meachum.

In addition to the private performances at UNCG for Head Start, families can also enjoy two public performances at the Greensboro Science Center and Greensboro Children’s Museum. Performances are FREE with admission to either museum and last approximately 25 minutes. See details below for more information on community performances."

Who:  4-year old students from Guilford Child Development Head Start
Greensboro Symphony Percussion Ensemble
            Logie Meachum, storyteller

What: OrKIDStra, a concert series for 3-5 year olds focused on building literacy skills and
enthusiasm for classical music

When: Tuesday, May 03                                Saturday, May 14                   Saturday, May 21
            Wednesday, May 04              10:00 & 11:00 a.m.                 11:00 a.m.
            10:00 a.m.
Where: UNCG Recital Hall               GSO Science Center               GSO Children’s Museum
              100 McIver Street                 4301 Lawndale Dr.                 220 N. Church St.
              Greensboro, NC 27412         Greensboro, NC 27455           Greensboro, NC 27401

- A Press Release

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