It is three days and counting until our third annual Waterfront Pops. On Saturday, October 3, a Beatles Tribute foursome will join the Marin Symphony at Lagoon Park to play over two-dozen classic Lennon and McCartney tunes. We expect an audience numbering over 4,000 to join together as we celebrate one of the most influential groups of the rock era.
Now in our 63rd season, the Marin Symphony will continue to honor our past while looking forward to reaching new audiences and exposing them to the magic of music. Our mission is to provide diverse, enjoyable and accessible orchestral musical entertainment that enriches the community.
We have a long, proud tradition of reaching out to our community through educational programs for youth. Exposing young people early and continuing to engage them is one of the best ways to ensure that the next generation develops a love of music.
Countless studies have proven that the value of music education is indisputable. Here are some of the many benefits that come with learning to play a musical instrument:
- Improves language and reasoning
- Increases coordination
- Provides sense of achievement
- Keeps students engaged in school
- Improves emotional development
- Improves SAT scores
- Builds imagination intellectual curiosity
- Teaches discipline
- Develops creative thinking
- Teaches teamwork & responsible risk-taking
- Prepares youth for the creative economy
- Builds personal and social confidence
We are deeply proud of our Marin Symphony Youth Program, founded 61 years ago by Hugo Rinaldi. Each year, over 150 young musicians from grades 4 to 12 participate in three levels of orchestras. Our professional conductors and guest clinicians help these students develop the musicianship, discipline, teamwork and technical skills needed to pursue music as a profession or merely for personal fulfillment.
We want to do more to nurture the music arts throughout our community. Our goal is to be in 45 Marin schools and reach 10,000 students each school year with music education. To move this goal forward, we fashioned a new Youth Education Programs umbrella – TEMPO. This set of programs is designed to reach kids of all ages in Marin schools and provide structured musical learning experiences through three separate initiatives:
- In-School Performances
- Visiting Artist Program
- Symphony Day
All three programs bring music and musician accessibility directly to Marin students from elementary to high-school levels. If you would like to learn more about TEMPO and how you can help, visit the Marin Symphony website.
Also, be sure to join us at a concert this year. We promise an enriching and entertaining experience!