Marching To The Beat Of Their Own Drum

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POB Stratford Road Elementary School students recently created instruments out of various household items to perform current events set to the tune of “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” representing how New Yorkers historically received their news. During the student’s second Symphony Space event, students performed their homemade instruments for visiting artist Linda Russel, a balladeer for the National Park Service at Federal Hall National Memorial in New York City.

The Symphony Space program encourages students to explore art and music as it applies to New York State history through student trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Symphony Space Theatre and multiple in-school artist visits. Visiting artist Linda Russel has performed at such esteemed venues as A Prairie Home Companion, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Symphony Space and the National Archives.

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