Spokane Symphony for kids

October 18, 2012 3:57 p.m.  •  0 comments

The Spokane Symphony held a free concert for two groups of roughly 1600 area 4th graders. The annual event lets students hear and learn about classical music, and the people and instruments used to create it.

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Teachers, chaperones and local 4th graders wait to enter the Fox theater on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Fox Theater in Spokane, Wash.

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A local 4th grader peers in the window of the Fox after getting off the bus with her classmates on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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Local 4th graders stand outside Martin Woldson Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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Local 4th graders wait in single file line to enter Martin Woldson Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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A youngster checks out the lobby of Martin Woldson Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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Local 4th graders are guided to their seats by teachers and chaprones on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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Elizabeth Lund warms up backstage with her violin before performing with the rest of the Spokane Symphony on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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The Spokane Symphony prepares to hold a free concert for the first of two groups of roughly 1600 area 4th graders on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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Spokane Symphony Resident Conductor, Morihiko Nakahara,welcomes local students to the Spokane Symphony on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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Youngsters take in the Spokane Symphony on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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Local 4th graders listen to the Spokane Symphony in the ornate Martin Woldson Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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Arianna McElyea, 9, an Adams Elementary 4th grader, raises her hand to answer a question on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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Spokane Symphony Resident Conductor, Morihiko Nakahara, walks briskly up and down isles as he teaches local students about the Spokane Symphony on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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Lena Kaer, center, smiles at her 4th grade teacher, Brad Combs left, as classmate, Isabella Hoots, right, looks on while the Spokane Symphony performs on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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A young student checks out the celling in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Spokane, Wash.

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The ornate celling in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox is seen on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Spokane, Wash.

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Students listen to the Spokane Symphony perform on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Fox Theater in Spokane, Wash.

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Spokane Symphony Resident Conductor, Morihiko Nakahara, laughs as he hands his wand to McKenna Gibson, 10, a 4th grader at Brown Elementary on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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Spokane Symphony Resident Conductor, Morihiko Nakahara, smiles as McKenna Gibson, 10, a 4th grader at Brown Elementary guest conducts the Symphony on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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The Spokane Symphony performs for local 4th graders on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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A 4th grader reacts to the Spokane Symphony on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash in Spokane, Wash.

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The Spokane Symphony performs for local 4th graders on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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Maggie Paski, 9, left, and Morgan Hart, 9, of Spokane Valley’s McDonald Elementary dressed up to visit the Spokane Symphony on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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Greg Youmans, performs with his bass alongside the Spokane Symphony on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash in Spokane, Wash.

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Spokane Symphony Resident Conductor, Morihiko Nakahara, speaks to local students on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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The Spokane Symphony performs for local 4th graders on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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Spokane Symphony Resident Conductor, Morihiko Nakahara, hands his wand to Adam Clemmer, 10, a 4th grader at Republic Elementary on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash. Clemmer was chosen out of 1600 students to conduct the orchestra during it’s second performance of the day.

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Patrick McNally, Principal Bass with the Spokane Symphony lets his bass sustain on a long, low note, as local elementary students feel the vibrations through the floor on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012,in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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Spokane Symphony Resident Conductor, Morihiko Nakahara, laughs as he fields questions about the Spokane Symphony on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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Spokane 4th graders applaud the the Spokane Symphony on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash.

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Spokane Symphony Resident Conductor, Morihiko Nakahara, rallies the audience to applause as Adam Clemmer, 10, a 4th grader at Republic Elementary finishes conducting the Spokane Symphony on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane, Wash. Clemmer was chosen out of 1600 students to conduct the orchestra during it’s second performance of the day.

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