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VSO gives students an earful

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Music was in the air at Christ the King school in Burlington Tuesday afternoon.
 
Two members from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra stopped by the school to engage, educate and excite the crowd of young musicians. The interactive performance is sponsored by SymphonyKids and is aimed to show the audience how much fun classical music can be.

"It gives them a chance to see professional musicians in action, ask really great questions, and a chance to have an in-depth look at what professional musicians do in our area," said Jessica Dellapepa, the school's music teacher.

"I just think it's like fun, and it's kind of like become a hobby for me," said 5th grader Lucas Parascando. "I do practice everyday, though sometimes I might not want to -- I still do it,"

"What I like most about music is just finding a way of expressing yourself in a song, and it's just so much fun," said 8th grader Julia Sioss.

In 2012, the SymphonyKids program visited 170 schools and reached more than 23,000 students statewide. If you are interested in having a performance in a school near you, click here.

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