DURHAM (October 19, 2012) – North Carolina Symphony visiting Guest Artist, world renowned conductor, Maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto, will join KidZNotes this Saturday October 20, 2012 at the Holton Career and Resource Center to work with the KidZNotes students. Maestro Prieto is the first guest artist with the KidZNotes/North Carolina Symphony Guest Artist Program for 2012-13.
 
KidZNotes and the North Carolina Symphony announced their official partnership in September 2011, providing KidZNotes access to workshops, concerts, and guest artists throughout the year. Presenting and supporting an extensive education program for North Carolina schoolchildren has always been a major priority of the North Carolina Symphony and through this partnership NCS offers its education and community engagement opportunities free of charge to KidZNotes students and their families.
 
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Time: 10:30-11:30am
Where: Music Room, Holton Career and Resource Center (401 N. Driver Street, Durham)
Who:  KidZNotes and Guest Artist Maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto
What: Workshop with North Carolina Symphony visiting Guest Artist, world renowned conductor, Maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto
 
About KidZNotes
KidZNotes has expanded in its third year to enroll 200 students in need at five low-income schools in Durham: Eastway, Y.E. Smith, E.K. Powe, Maureen Joy and Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet Elementary. KidZNotes provides instruments and nearly ten hours a week of free music instruction for their 200 students. KidZNotes is sponsored in part by D’Addario, Duke University, Durham Public Schools, Durham Parks and Recreation, and the Durham Arts Council. KidZNotes is inspired by El Sistema, the social-reform orchestra program for children and families in poverty in Venezuela. For more details about KidZNotes, information is available at www.kidznotes.org, or by contacting Jennifer Blank (blank.kidznotes@gmail.com) at 919-560-2712.
 
About the North Carolina Symphony 
Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony performs over 175 concerts annually to adults and school children. The orchestra travels extensively throughout the state to venues in over 50 North Carolina counties. Under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Grant Llewellyn, Resident Conductor William Henry Curry and Associate Conductor Sarah Hicks, the orchestra employs 67 professional musicians. 
 
Based in downtown Raleigh’s spectacular Meymandi Concert Hall at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts and an outdoor summer venue at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C., the Symphony performs about 60 concerts annually in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary metropolitan area. It also holds concerts in Fayetteville, New Bern, Southern Pines, Wilmington and many other North Carolina communities throughout the year. 
 
For tickets, program notes, podcasts—or just to get to know your Symphony’s musicians—visit the North Carolina Symphony Web site at www.ncsymphony.org. Call North Carolina Symphony Audience Services at 919.733.2750 or toll free 877.627.6724
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