I had the best time at LACO’s Meet the Music performance on Friday, November 21. Meet the Music is the Orchestra’s education program for 4th and 5th grade students, primarily from LAUSD. These programs are always so much fun to attend – watching the students respond to the music presented, listening to their questions, and hearing their reactions as they leave the auditorium.

On Friday, the program, which included musicians from LACO, musicians from wild Up and conductor Christopher Rountree particularly spoke to me. At the concerts, Christopher asked students “What is music?” The concert explored the difference between music and sound – could sounds be music? Are they the same? In further exploration of this concept, Chris answered, “Music is all around you.”

For those of you who have attended recent LACO concerts, you know we have been asking concertgoers the same question – what is music to you? We also got lots of great answers, and put together this fantastic video:

Watch the video, and read what other music lovers had to say in response to this question.

Join in the conversation! Tell us what music is to you via Facebook or Twitter and tag it with #musicIs.

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Thank you for your support! I look forward to seeing you I the audience soon!

 

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