The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) asked the art and music teachers to participate in a contest this year to design program art for their production of Stravinsky's famous Firebird.
The 5th graders listened to the Firebird Suite during Art and I read them Jane Yolen's book "Firebird". Hey, even 5th graders can set aside 10 minutes for story time!! They also had a lesson presented on Stavinsky's music during music with Mrs. Dominick. The resulting drawings, inspired by the music and story were quite beautiful.
The PSO received well over 100 entries of art for this contest from elementary schools in HV, Princeton and Trenton. They selected 20 or so finalists of which Paige T. and Zuhayrah S. of Bear Tavern were chosen. Their work was hung at JaZam's in Princeton last month.
Of the 20 wonderful selections, 4 were chosen to be published in the PSO program for Firebird. I am honored to say that Zuhayrah's was chosen and is shining beautifully with other winning entries from area schools. See below:
|Front cover. Princeton Schools. How beautiful|
|Zuhayrah on page 2!|
|Students from Princeton and Trenton. Really nice job|
|Entries from BT.|