Celebrate Creativty 2017
On October 25th, 2017, 16 students from Hampton Public Schools attending Celebrate Creativity at the Joslyn Art Museum held in conjunction with the Omaha Symphony. The symphony opened with Hungarian Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra Op. 68 written by David Popper featuring student performer Anastasia Wilson on the cello. During this performance students were asked to think, observe, and reflect on the performance. Some questions were "What does this music make you think of?", "Does seeing someone near your age perform this piece affect your perception of it?", "Does is make it more relatable or interesting?" "How does it affect you?". During the concert there were many interactive opportunities for students to get involved with what was happening on stage. The first interactive portion was with an opera singer and the students in the audience set the scene for the story "The Pizza Guy", and how inflection in the voice of the opera singer can change the mood of the music. The next portion of the concert focused on how art forms combine to make something beautiful and how perception changes. They wanted students to see how the clip can change without music or sound effects and how music can enhance the experience. The last interactive portion had to do with music and dance and three students were asked to lead the three different sections of the audience. Each student leader was to listen to the music being played and let it influence how they moved. Some of the different workshops students participated in were figure drawing, journal making, and video storytelling.