Tyler ISD Fine Arts Students Have a ‘Magical Experience’ and Perform with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra

TYLER, Texas (KETK) — All of Tyler ISD’s fourth and fifth-year fine arts students performed with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra at a Carnegie Hall Link-Up.

Tyler ISD hosted the event at their new theater on March 9.

The school district and ETSO have a partnership to perform together, and on Wednesday, elementary students sang and played their recorders.

“Today is the culmination of a wonderful music program that ETSO is proud to offer to 3,500 students in our community,” said ETSO Executive Director Robin Hampton. “The music program is part of Carnegie Hall’s Link-Up program, immersing students in the incredible experience of instrumental music. Thank you, Tyler ISD and Sandra Newton, for organizing the “Orchestra Sings” concerts!”

Students from the Tyler ISD Orchestra, District Honors Choir, student actors from Caldwell Arts Academy, the Tyler ISD Flute Choir, and the Tyler Legacy High School drama teacher performed with ETSO.

Each instrumental section of the orchestra also informed the audience of the musical sound they produced before they started playing the first song, “Come to Play”.

“The Carnegie Hall Link-Up concerts are such a magical experience,” said Sandra Newton, Tyler ISD’s Director of Visual and Performing Arts. “We are grateful for the partnership with ETSO, Richard Lee and the musicians of the East Texas Symphony Orchestra. We can provide our Tyler ISD students with exceptional fine arts educational experiences that foster a love of music and create incredible memories.

ETSO was pleased to partner with Tyler ISD.

“It’s always a highlight of the ETSO season,” said Kathy Housby, Director of Client Services at ETSO. “We are so grateful to work with all of the dedicated music teachers at Tyler ISD each year who bring this experience to students.”

Tyler ISD also thanked the administration and board for championing the arts.

“We are so grateful for this amazing opportunity with ETSO,” said Kristin Pool, home elementary music teacher. “Tyler ISD is so supportive of the arts. I am grateful to be part of the Tyler ISD fine art family.

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