SMKA was recently asked by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to remix a classical song (TBA) for their “Concerts for Young People” series.
We are excited to announce… A.leon Craft will be rapping over the SMKA piece, and will be performing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for 9 shows over a 5 month period @ the Atlanta Symphony Hall. A.leon Craft is one of the most talented and creative MC’s in Atlanta, and has the honor of performing with some of the best musicians in the world…something very few hip-hop artists have the chance of doing.
We are working on the song as I write this…and the first show is on Oct 7th.
(NOTE: SMKA and A.leon Craft are also working on an album together…more on that later)
About – Concerts for Young People
The Concerts for Young People series (Symphony Street, Discover, & Next Generation Concerts) serve nearly 40,000 students every year. Geared toward pre-kindergarten to 8th grade, these school day concerts are simultaneously educational and entertaining. Each program has strong curriculum connections and is supported by extensive advance (and award-winning!) class room preparatory materials. The series is divided into three concerts to better instruct and entertain various ages.
Discover & Next Generation Concerts contain the same programming with some adjustments made to the stage presentation for the remaining age groups. Discover Concerts are primarily for the 3rd – 5th grades while Next Generation Concerts serve the 6th – 8th grade levels. All of the repertoire and teaching materials are identical. This is a ‘suggested’ division of concert audience. 3rd to 5th grade groups are welcome to attend a Next Generation Concert if the time and date work better for that group and the same applies to Discover Concerts for the 6th-8th grade groups.
Programs focus on the elements of music and integrating the arts into the curriculum. Concerts are performed by full orchestra. Guest artists and concert activities vary depending on the season. Educators receive a teaching DVD, a CD with samples of the music, a Teacher’s Guide correlated to the Georgia Quality Core Curriculum and the Georgia Performance Standards.