Musicians from the Back to Bach Project, including current and former PDS students, presented a program of classical music performance along with lessons, games, and Q&A this morning.
Their aim was to enhance appreciation of classical music and encourage young students to take up the study of an instrument. The performers introduced their audience to some key musical terms and concepts, and to each of their instruments, before urging them to find an instrument that they like and practice routinely.
"It's like brushing your teeth," said PDS senior Eric Chen. "When you start playing an instrument, it doesn't sound very good. But as you practice your instrument every day, it becomes a passion, and you get to really make music."
At the end of the presentation, the musicians played Let It Go while students sang along, and played Happy Birthday for the PDS mascot, Paws.
Today's performers were: Eric Chen, Yash Pazhianur, Veronica Li, Yvonne Wang, Marina Lee, Josh Park, Victoria Fang, and Mia Huang.