The Orchestra Sings! at JDHS

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Fifth-graders from the JAMM program at Glacier Valley Elementary School attend a program by the Juneau Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Troy Quinn titled, "The Orchestra Sings!," in the Juneau-Douglas High School Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The Symphony Excursion for 5th Grade is part of Juneau's ANY GIVEN CHILD programming.

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Juneau School District fifth-graders attend a program by the Juneau Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Troy Quinn titled, "The Orchestra Sings!," in the Juneau-Douglas High School Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The Symphony Excursion for 5th Grade is part of Juneau's ANY GIVEN CHILD programming.

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Juneau School District fifth-graders attend a program by the Juneau Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Troy Quinn titled, "The Orchestra Sings!," in the Juneau-Douglas High School Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The Symphony Excursion for 5th Grade is part of Juneau's ANY GIVEN CHILD programming.

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Juneau School District fifth-graders attend a program by the Juneau Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Troy Quinn titled, "The Orchestra Sings!," in the Juneau-Douglas High School Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The Symphony Excursion for 5th Grade is part of Juneau's ANY GIVEN CHILD programming.

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Juneau School District fifth-graders attend a program by the Juneau Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Troy Quinn titled, "The Orchestra Sings!," in the Juneau-Douglas High School Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The Symphony Excursion for 5th Grade is part of Juneau's ANY GIVEN CHILD programming.

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Juneau School District fifth-graders attend a program by the Juneau Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Troy Quinn titled, "The Orchestra Sings!," in the Juneau-Douglas High School Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The Symphony Excursion for 5th Grade is part of Juneau's ANY GIVEN CHILD programming.

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Adrienne Whicker, a fourth-grader at Juneau Community Charter School follows music teacher Rob Cohen's lead as they attend a program by the Juneau Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Troy Quinn titled, "The Orchestra Sings!," in the Juneau-Douglas High School Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The Symphony Excursion for 5th Grade is part of Juneau's ANY GIVEN CHILD programming.

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Fifth-graders from the JAMM program at Glacier Valley Elementary School attend a program by the Juneau Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Troy Quinn titled, "The Orchestra Sings!," in the Juneau-Douglas High School Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The Symphony Excursion for 5th Grade is part of Juneau's ANY GIVEN CHILD programming.

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Juneau School District fifth-graders attend a program by the Juneau Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Troy Quinn titled, "The Orchestra Sings!," in the Juneau-Douglas High School Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The Symphony Excursion for 5th Grade is part of Juneau's ANY GIVEN CHILD programming.

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Fifth-graders from the JAMM program at Glacier Valley Elementary School attend a program by the Juneau Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Troy Quinn titled, "The Orchestra Sings!," in the Juneau-Douglas High School Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The Symphony Excursion for 5th Grade is part of Juneau's ANY GIVEN CHILD programming.

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Juneau School District fifth-graders attend a program by the Juneau Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Troy Quinn titled, "The Orchestra Sings!," in the Juneau-Douglas High School Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The Symphony Excursion for 5th Grade is part of Juneau's ANY GIVEN CHILD programming.

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Riverbend Elementary School fifth-grader Sofia Lindoff gets a closeup view of Stephen Young's tuba as Juneau School District fifth-graders attend a program by the Juneau Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Troy Quinn titled, "The Orchestra Sings!," in the Juneau-Douglas High School Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The Symphony Excursion for 5th Grade is part of Juneau's ANY GIVEN CHILD programming.

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Juneau School District fifth-graders attend a program by the Juneau Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Troy Quinn titled, "The Orchestra Sings!," in the Juneau-Douglas High School Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The Symphony Excursion for 5th Grade is part of Juneau's ANY GIVEN CHILD programming.

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Auke Bay Elementary School ifth-grade students play their recorders with the Juneau Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Troy Quinn during a program titled, "The Orchestra Sings!," in the Juneau-Douglas High School Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The Symphony Excursion for 5th Grade is part of Juneau's ANY GIVEN CHILD programming.

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Conductor Troy Quinn leads Juneau School District fifth-graders and the Juneau Symphony Orchestra in a program titled, "The Orchestra Sings!," in the Juneau-Douglas High School Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The Symphony Excursion for 5th Grade is part of Juneau's ANY GIVEN CHILD programming.

Description

Miles Shriver, a fifth grader at Gastineau Community School, had never seen anything like he saw Friday morning.

Shriver, along with more than 400 other fifth graders, watched the Juneau Symphony perform at Juneau-Douglas High School as part of the Any Given Child program to provide a diverse and inspirational arts education to Juneau’s children.

“I’ve only heard this good of music in Disney movies,” Shriver said afterward.

The Symphony played a few pieces that it’s prepared to play at this weekend’s “Shakespeare in Love” concerts, but played a couple more that allowed the children to participate as well. Many of the students brought instruments — including violins, violas, cellos and recorders — and played along with songs such as Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.”

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Photos by Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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