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The Symphony Comes to St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre…Through Pictures

March 20, 2017
You hear a piece of classical music. Can you picture it? That is what students from throughout the region were asked to figure out while listening to Dvořák’s masterpiece, Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.” The winning artwork created by students will be on display at St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre from March 30-April 10.

The St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association invited Kindergarten through Grade 6 students to listen to this specific selection of symphonic music and then create their own artistic interpretations of the music through paintings, colorings or drawings. A panel of distinguished judges reviewed the entries, and the top 100 finalists’ artwork is part of a traveling exhibition appearing at the St. Peters’ Cultural Arts Centre and three other locations around the St. Louis metropolitan area including The Magic House, The Schlafly Branch of the St. Louis Public Library and Plaza Frontenac.

The mission of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is to enrich people’s lives through the power of music. The volunteer association supports this mission through unique education programs such as Picture the Music. Picture the Music helps develop the listening skills of children, and encourages the integration of music and visual art. This program fulfills many components of the Missouri Standards Grade Level Expectations in Music and Visual Arts.