On Jan. 28, the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra will present the Richard Siegel Foundation and Music Excellence Awards to public school students in the sixth to 12th grades for their outstanding musical excellence as well as citizenship.
A family concert follows the award presentation. The event will take place at 10 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church, located at 256 West Thompson Lane.
“This ceremony and concert is dedicated to the families and children of Rutherford County,” conductor Joe Lee said. “It contributes to MSO’s mission of promoting music education. It is our way to thank the community for its support over the years.”
Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra volunteers will help young concert goers with an instrument petting zoo.
Volunteers from the Murfreesboro Art League and the St. Clair Senior Center Art Club will paint faces, and dancers from the Dance Theater of Tennessee will be on-hand to demonstrate different types of choreography.
The award ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. Starting at 11 a.m., the concert will feature Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” with well-known WMOT announcer Henri Pensis serving as the narrator.
The concert will also include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Eine kleine Nacht Musik” and the first movement of the Double Violin Concerto by Sebastian Bach. The Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra will play two pieces alongside the symphony.
Tickets for the event are $5 per person and may be purchased by calling 615-898-1862 or by visiting murfreesborosymphony.com.
Tickets may also be purchased at the door on concert day. Due to the anticipated popularity of the concert, early purchases are encouraged.