Legendary composer’s daughter Jamie Bernstein celebrates America with Sinfonia

Published: Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 05:36 PM.

More than 2,900 students in grades 3-8 in Okaloosa and Walton Counties have participated in “Paint the Music,” a partnership between Sinfonia Gulf Coast and Mattie Kelly Art Foundation’s All Kinds of Art. Students were provided sound samples of the music of Leonard Bernstein to visually interpret what they heard.

The music ties in with the live selections that many of them will experience at the Jan. 24 concert “The Bernstein Beat,” which will be hosted by Leonard’s daughter Jamie. Representative artwork from each participating school will be on display in the lobby of Destiny Worship Center from Jan. 22-28.

Modeled after the groundbreaking “Young People’s Concerts” with the New York Philharmonic, Jamie Bernstein celebrates this legacy with an interactive and engaging performance of her father’s music. The performance features Sinfonia Gulf Coast , Music Director Demetrius Fuller and Bernstein in a high-energy concert complete with audience participation and excerpts from Bernstein’s most beloved symphonic works.

 “Paint the Music” and “The Bernstein Beat” is made possible by the generous support of the St. Joe Community Foundation, Destin Commons and by a “Challenge America ” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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