Katie Wyatt, executive director of KidzNotes, had every reason to be proud of the accomplishments of the young students who performed alongside the Durham Symphony April 20 at the Emily K Center. The program was varied and refreshing, including works by Wagner, Beethoven, and Stephen Jaffe, who arranged one of his own compositions so that the kids could participate.
DSO music director William Henry Curry joined the youngest of the kids (the "Mozart" orchestra) for a photo before the concert.
The young musicians were fearless in performance.
The intermediate children ("Beethoven" orchestra) played side by side with the DSO pros.
Composer Stephen Jaffe was pleased with how the KidzNotes ensemble performed. He had spent much time rehearsing with them.