As a culmination of a year-long arts learning project, sponsored by the Minnesota State Arts Board, High School for Recording Arts (HSRA) and MacPhail Center for Music will host a concert featuring the music of HSRA and MacPhail students, premiering their newly created CD, entitled, The Four Seasons. The collaboration between HSRA and MacPhail has been directed by local celebrity artist and educator, J.D. Steele.
The concert will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2015, 7:00p.m., at MacPhail Center for Music, 501 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.
When asked about the project, Tony Simmons, HSRA executive director, said, "This has been an amazing year for our students who have had the opportunity to work with J.D. Steele and the incredible musicians at MacPhail. We are so grateful to the Minnesota State Arts Board for making this opportunity possible for HSRA and MacPhail students. J.D. Steele, and our HSRA studio director, Phil Winden, have done a phenomenal job working with students who come from all different backgrounds in life. It just goes to show you, music is the universal language of life, and when students get a chance to display their creativity and ingenuity, they always shine!"
The Arts Learning grant made possible by the Minnesota State Arts Board is a pilot program that offers funding for projects that help lifelong learners acquire knowledge and understanding of and skills in the arts. Projects must provide participatory learning and engage learners with skilled teaching artists and high quality artistic experiences.
This is the first collaboration of its kind between HSRA and MacPhail Center for Music. All are welcome. Hope to see you there!