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Written by Melinda Steffy   
Published on Thursday, 12 September 2013 07:00

 

LiveConnections just turned 5. To celebrate, we looked for our top 5 favorite photos from this past year. It was a tough decision and lots of other amazing things happened that weren't photographed at all, but these still make us smile.

 

TOP 5: Photos from the 2012-2013 season

 
1. Bridge Sessions: In February 2013, Rebecca Harris, violin, & Joseph Conyers, double bass, introduced their respective instruments during the "Building Blocks of Music" Bridge Session. Students from Greenfield Elementary School loved that Joseph named his bass "Norma."

Bridge Session

Image: Jaci Downs Photography

 

2. Bridge Sessions: In November 2012, students from J.S. Jenks School and People for People Charter School were fascinated by the instruments played by Angela Zator-Nelson in the "Rhythm Machines" Bridge Session.

Bridge Session

Image: Conrad Erb Photography

 

3. ClassicAlive: The high-energy PROJECT Trio, beatboxing flute and all, played for a sold-out crowd at our partner venue World Cafe Live on February 24, 2013.

ClassicAlive

Image: Conrad Erb Photography

 

4. Bridge Sessions: Adults with cognitive disabilities attended a February 2013 "World of Percussion" Bridge Session through our partnership with Art-Reach.

Bridge Session

Image: Brian Young

 

5. Bridge Sessions, ClassicAlive & LiveStudio: The LiveConnections trifecta. Renowned musicians Hanna Khoury, Jason Vieaux and Hafez El Ali Kotain performed for students the morning of June 6, 2013, gave a stunning public concert the evening of June 7 (including the world premiere of David Ludwig's "Kantigas"), and the whole thing was live-streamed over the internet to reach underserved populations.

ClassicAlive

Image: Jaci Downs Photography

 

 

Learn more about our 5th anniversary celebrations!

 

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